POSTED September 04, 2012
Nginx and Lua ←⚓
For several months, we’ve been gradually integrating Lua into Mixlr’s front-end Nginx configuration.
Lua is a dynamic scripting language which can be embedded inside Nginx config files. This means that arbitrary Lua code can be executed inline during any phase of the Nginx request-handling process.
We started off just using Lua to route requests around backend servers, but it has ended up having a much more profound impact on our infrastructure.
Here are some things we make it do.