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What is nginx?

nginx [engine x] is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running for more than five years on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Rambler (RamblerMedia.com).

Basic HTTP server features

Serving static and index files, autoindexing; open file descriptor cache; Accelerated reverse proxying with caching; simple load balancing and fault tolerance; Accelerated support with caching of FastCGI, uwsgi, SCGI, and memcached servers; simple load balancing and fault tolerance; Modular architecture. Filters include gzipping, byte ranges, chunked responses, XSLT, SSI, and image transformation filter. Multiple SSI inclusions within a single page can be processed in parallel if they are handled by proxied or FastCGI/uwsgi/SCGI servers; SSL and TLS SNI support.

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nginx Features

  1.  Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

nginx information

  • Developed byIgor Sysoev
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives54 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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jacotoledo
  
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A little different to install than apache but it runs so much faster, I added SSL with ease here is how I did it.

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crazypens30
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Welcome to nginx!

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alexprange

nginx is a great alternative if using as reverse proxy, or hosting pages that strictly use html/css/javascript for content, but if you have php, python, or any other server side languages in your code i would recommend using Apache

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gamliel

Nginx as highly configurable as Apache, but Nginx consumes less resources.

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  • Http Daemon (httpd)
  • open-source-projects
  • Cache
  • proxy-server

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