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Installation on Ubuntu Server

apt install -y software-properties-common
add-apt-repository -y ppa:nginx/stable
apt update && apt install nginx -y

Installation on Debian Server

wget -O - | apt-key add -

tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotdeb.list << EOF
deb wheezy all
deb-src wheezy all

apt update && apt install nginx -y


server {
    listen 3128;
    location / {
        proxy_pass http://$http_host$request_uri;

Reverse Proxy

server {
    listen 80;

    location / {
        proxy_redirect default;
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        port_in_redirect    on;
        server_name_in_redirect off;
        proxy_connect_timeout 300;

Cached Reverse Proxy

Make directories for cache:

mkdir -p /var/cache/nginx/cache
mkdir -p /var/cache/nginx/temp

Paste below `log_format` directive in `nginx.conf`:

client_body_buffer_size  512k;
proxy_connect_timeout    5;
proxy_read_timeout       60;
proxy_send_timeout       5;
proxy_buffer_size        16k;
proxy_buffers            4 64k;
proxy_busy_buffers_size 128k;
proxy_temp_file_write_size 128k;
proxy_temp_path   /var/cache/nginx/temp;
proxy_cache_path  /var/cache/nginx/cache levels=1:2 keys_zone=cache_one:500m inactive=7d max_size=30g;

Add to vhost configuration:

proxy_cache cache_one;
proxy_cache_valid  200 304 3d;
proxy_cache_key $host$uri$is_args$args;
expires 10d;

Set Expires Headers For Static Content

location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico)$ {
    expires 1y;
    log_not_found off;

Increase HTTP Post Size Limit

http {
    client_max_body_size 100m;

Set Correct Files/Folders Permissions

chown -R www-data:www-data .
find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;