Around January last year, I was in the middle of yet another FIFA gaming session when Messi (as always) produced his magic and I scored an unreal free-kick. Invariably, I instantly got an on-screen notification saying that my game clip had automatically been captured and saved. It wasn’t the first time that something like this had happened — if you’ve played FIFA, whenever there’s a moment of individual brilliance (free kick, long-range goal, chip shot etc.) or special gameplay, EA automatically captures that for us, and these clips can be accessed later. I have been playing the game for a…

Nginx is an open-source, highly-concurrent, high-performance web server which can also be used as a reverse proxy. Today, it serves the majority of the world’s top websites. In this article, I will talk about how to set up Nginx on an Ubuntu machine, how to configure the configuration file to utilise the reverse-proxy feature (and serve your APIs or website) and lastly how to enable SSL with a certificate obtained (for free!) from a public certificate authority. By the end of this article, you will be able to host your API services or websites securely using Nginx.

Before diving into…

Abhishek Raj

Developer with a Business acumen. Builder at heart. Experimenting with new products in gaming (Try https://gamereel.in). Ex-Rivigo, Sprinklr.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store