Optimize Nginx Configuration on Ubuntu 14.04

Posted September 17, 2014 5.8k views

Hello! After installing LEMP on Ubuntu 14.04 with “one click applications” in my 512 droplet i want to optimize Nginx.

This tutorial required Debian >> How To Optimize Nginx Configuration

Is it advisable to follow the same steps of this tutorial to optimize Nginx on ubuntu 14.04?


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As Ubuntu is based on Debian, they are largely the same on some levels. All the configurations described in that article should work just as well on an Ubuntu as a Debian one.

Let us know how it goes!

I have a problem in this point with the Static File Caching:

location ~* .(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|ico|css|js)$ {
expires 365d;

If i put in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf “http” block fail,

Where should be placed?


I think In this part of tutorial the “ ; ” is missing to close access_log off and the ngnix.conf fail

Nginx logs every request that hits the VPS to a log file. If you use analytics to monitor this, you may want to turn this functionality off. Simply edit the access_log directive:

access_log off