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What is NGINX and How It Can Improve Performance of Your WordPress Site?

NGINX is an open source, lightweight HTTP server and reverse proxy server. It has been the most popular web server for over a decade now, and it’s second only to Apache in terms of market share.

This web server is used to offer static content and act as a reverse proxy. As an intermediary between your site and its users, a reverse-proxy server handles HTTP requests from the user (for example, Google) before forwarding them to your site. NGINX can be used in conjunction with Apache (as reverse proxy) to do everything from simply serving static content faster to

This is the first part of the article “What is NGINX and How It Can Improve Performance of Your WordPress Site?“
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