Frequently Asked Nginx Software Interview Questions and Answers

Nginx software is an open source based web server which is used as a reverse proxy, HTTP cache, and load balancer.

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Nginx Software MCQs

Question# 1 Choose the best option. Nginx is a _.

A) Webserver
B) Reverse proxy
C) Loadbalancer
D) Hub

1) A, B and C

2) A, B and D

3) A and B

4) All the options

Correct Answer : A, B and C

Question# 2 _ was introduced in the year 1995.

1) Apache Tomcat

2) Nginx

3) Apache HTTP

4) IBM WebSphere

Correct Answer : Apache HTTP

Question# 3 Nginx supports __ through round-robin algorithm.

1) Web resource sharing

2) Load balancing

3) DNS

4) Reverse Proxying

Correct Answer : Load balancing

Question# 4 Apache cannot handle 10K connections because it is a _ webserver.

1) Single worker

2) Traditional

3) Thread-based

4) Event-driven

Correct Answer : Thread-based

Question# 5 Nginx was introduced in the year _.

1) 1997

2) 1999

3) 1998

4) 1996

Correct Answer : 1999

Question# 6 Nginx supports __ through SCGI protocol.

1) Load balancing

2) DNS

3) Web resource sharing

4) Reverse Proxying

Correct Answer : Reverse Proxying

Question# 7 The world’s first web server was developed in _.

1) 1060s

2) 1090s

3) 1080s

4) 1070s

Correct Answer : 1090s

Question# 8 IBM WebSphere was introduced in the year __.

1) 1996

2) 1995

3) 1998

4) 1999

Correct Answer : 1998

Question# 9 Nginx can be started using _.

1) service nginx begin

2) service nginx start

3) service nginx -s start

4) nginx -s start

Correct Answer : service nginx start

Question# 10 For smooth shutdown of Nginx, you should use _.

1) nginx -s quit

2) nginx -s stop

3) nginx -s shutdown

4) nginx -s exit

Correct Answer : nginx -s quit

Question# 11 Which of the following lines can be used to install Nginx?

1) yum-get install nginx

2) apt-get nginx install -g

3) sudo install nginx -g

4) apt-get install nginx

Correct Answer : apt-get install nginx

Question# 12 It is always recommended to install the _ version of Nginx.

1) development

2) binary

3) stable

4) legacy

Correct Answer : development

Question# 13 Each resource has its own _.

1) URI

2) URA

3) URC

4) URL

Correct Answer : URL

Question# 14 The event-polling nature of Nginx can be dealt using _.

1) Events

2) Contexts

3) Main context

4) Directives

Correct Answer : Events

Question# 15 In nginx.conf, a block of lines defined within a pair of curly braces is called _.

1) Server

2) Directive

3) Context

4) SubContext

Correct Answer : Context

Question# 16 worker_connections is a directive contained within _.

1) Location

2) Events

3) HTTP

4) Server

Correct Answer : Events

Question# 17 How many default servers can you configure?

1) One

2) Any number of

3) Depends upon the capacity

4) Depends upon the application

Correct Answer : One

Question# 18 Nginx has become popular as it resolves __.

1) C10X problem

2) C10M problem

3) C10K problem

4) Event-driven

Correct Answer : C10K problem

Question# 19 127.0.0.1 is an IP address of _.

1) localhost

2) Nginx

3) Apache

4) All web servers

Correct Answer : localhost

Question# 20 When you configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache, both may listen to the same port.

1) True

2) False

Correct Answer : False

Question# 21 A server block may contain another server block.

1) True

2) False

Correct Answer : False

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