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Nginx Support?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Saud, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Saud

    Saud Member

    One final question prior to my purchase. Does XenForo support NgineX and if so does anyone have the virtual host configuration?

  2. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

  3. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    To put it short, yes. There's a large majority of users using nginx with XF as far as I'm aware.
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  4. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    So I know nothing about running a server... I have people that do that for me...

    So my host installs nginx... where do I configure it? Where do I put all that code that Rigel posted?

    Do I even need to configure nginx for XenForo? Couldn't I just have it installed and then call it a day?
  5. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    You obviously can, but you'll lose friendly-URLs.
  6. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Couldn't I just do friendly urls with htaccess?
  7. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    You can use friendly URL in nginx.

    nginx does not support htaccess
  8. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    He was talking about just running XF on nginx without any configuration at all.
  9. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    What if I am using nginx in front of apache, isntead of outright replacing it. Wouldn't it support htaccess then?
  10. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Yes, because then requests should be reverse proxies to Apache - which does support htaccess.
  11. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Then in that case, I can just have them install nginx as a front end... and call it a day? =P

    Instant boost of performance, no downsides?
  12. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    So long as you tell them you wish to reverse proxy to Apache, yes.

    As for instant performance increases, I can't say. Nginx is good, but its not completely magical ;)

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