NGINX Caching is a 4-hour course that provides a comprehensive view into how caching works, shows how to manage your cache, and teaches techniques for tuning your cache.
NGINX Caching is for system admins and DevOps who need a deeper understanding of NGINX Caching. The course starts with an intro to HTTP caching concepts. It then applies these concepts in the context of NGINX, setup as a reverse proxy and load balancer. Students will learn how caching works within NGINX and how to control what content is cached, when it is cached and how long it is cached for. You'll also learn to configure NGINX to deliver stale cached content and override caching instructions from the origin server. Following this, students will explore different configuration parameters and disk configurations which help fine tune cache performance. The course then concludes with discussions on caching techniques including cache locking, cache slicing, microcaching and the scenarios where they can applied.