NGINX – A Popular Load Balancer Web Server was Developed by Igor Sissel in October 2004 and it was created specifically to resolve the issues Apache was facing with connection concurrency similar to Apache, NGINX was developed as an open source project. This helped accelerate its adoption and experienced the level of recognition it now has. NGINX can be deployed as a standalone server or it can be used as a front end proxy for Apache and other popular Web servers. NGINX comes bundled in LEMP stack ( Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP).
Benefits of NGINX
NGINX absorb significant spikes in traffic on vulnerable Apache servers as a standalone server. Each worker process in NGINX can handle thousands of HTTP connections simultaneously.
This makes NGINX highly suitable for web applications that are very resource intensive.
- Built to easily absorb heavy spikes in traffic.
- NGINX can also be used as Reverse Proxy.
- Can handle thousands of HTTP requests simultaneously.
- Highly suitable for resource intensive web applications.
Load Balancer Web Server
NGINX is very lightweight customizable and easy to configure. NGINX also has a proven track record of stability. It’s used by some of the largest web applications on the internet. Organizations using NGINX include Microsoft, IBM, Google, Adobe, Linked-In and Facebook among many others.
- Lightweight & Customizable.
- Proven track record of stability.
- Used by some of the larges Organizations including Facebook, IBM, Google, & LinkedIn.
- Mitigates security vulnerabilities and Denial Of Service Attacks.
The technology that facilitates simultaneous connections also mitigate security risks and less attacks. NGINX is extremely scalable and it’s strict coding style requires developers to avoid inefficient code blocks unlike Apache. NGINX also offers zero downtime and supports multiple back end applications.
- Extremely scalable.
- Uses a strict coding style to maximize executional efficiency.
- Offers zero downtime and supports multiple backend apps.
NGINX is extremely scalable and it’s strict coding style requires developers to avoid inefficient code blocks unlike Apache. NGINX also offers zero downtime and supports multiple back end applications.