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Load Distribution with Nginx and Cloudflare

Nginx is a popular reverse proxy application that is very efficient at serving static content and forwarding requests to other webservers.  It can provide a much needed performance boost for websites that have a lot of visitors and static content like images, videos, PDF files, etc.  While dynamic content like PHP, Python, Ruby, and other scripts, are passed off to an interpreter.  This is usually an Apache webserver, which receives a request …

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