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Non-supported Documentation in IPS4?

Connor T

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One thing that has always bothered me that I'd like to get considered in the realm of IPS4 is documentation.

I have one example and thats it.

I recently got a new development server to Nginx. My live server consists of 1 wordpress blog, 1 xenforo site, 1 invision power board site.

These were my Google searches to prep for the changes and their yielded results

"wordpress nginx rules" - http://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx

"xenforo nginx rules" - http://xenforo.com/help/friendly-urls/

"ipb nginx rules" -

No official documentation. I know you don't support it, but its always helpful to have a nice starting point when writing rules. After reading about 3 separate threads on IPS about Nginx, I finally wrote my own modified rules, which I've yet to test since I'm too nervous to make the move. I'll have to setup a test site and mess around, but thats besides the point.

Hell, Xenforo even gives out IIS rewrites and lighttpd.

I personally think this could very much separate you from the competition, especially as times are changing. More and more people are moving away from the basic mySQL / Apache to things like MariaDB + XtraDB, or lighttpd / nginx / varnish / squid.

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I actually had a set of Nginx rewrite rules at one point that did work, but then I tried them a year later on another server and they didn't work anymore.

I have a full guide on setting up NGiNX with IPB and it works pretty much flawlessly. I've been running my forum on NGiNX for over a year now. No problems.


I intend on rewriting the entire guide soon also. I'm also debating making a more extensive thread for advanced configuration techniques, but I'm not sure if there's really anyone who would care or have any use for it..

This is essentially the only rewrite rule you need for IP.Board itself,

try_files  $uri $uri/ /index.php;

Proof of Concept

Runs using NGiNX, PHP-FPM, MariaDB + XtraDB, Google SPDY, and experimental PageSpeed rewrite modules.

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