In this blog post we describe the procedure to configure nginx on a FreeBSD VM to use PHP, SSI (Server Side Includes), SSL, and redirects.
We will configure the following server blocks:nono.com nono.com (SSL) www.nono.com (301 permanent redirect to nono.com) What we want our website to look like What our website actually looks like Server Side Includes
We edit nginx.conf (see final version here):sudo -E vim /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf
We add the following line to the http stanza:ssi on;
We save the file and restart nginx:sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/nginx restart
We view the website in our browser to make sure that the SSIs have been honored (in this case, a navbar at the top with home and about links).
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In this blog post we describe the procedure to install nginx on a FreeBSD VM.Install nginx
Let’s ssh into the machine and install nginx:ssh -A firstname.lastname@example.org sudo pkg_add -r nginx
Like homebrew, FreeBSD typically installs optional applications under /usr/local.
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- nginx may write temporary files to local disk, especially for large files (>64K). You should make sure that
proxy_temp_pathis writable. You can also control the size when this happens by adjusting
proxy_temp_file_write_size. The more interesting thing is that if the directory is not writable, you won't see an error message in the logs, but
straceis still your friend.
"Should I include
Gemfile.lockin a repository for a gem?"
- Yes, but don't include it in the gemspec, that way it won't be distributed with the gem.
- Bundler doesn't look at lock files in dependent gems anyway.
- It makes less sense for a gem since you wouldn't want to lock down the environment for all of your gem's users.
"What library should I use for GUIDs?"
- universally unique identifiers may have trouble in other universes, please use caution when crossing these boundaries ;-)
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