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Likelihood to Recommend

.NET

I highly recommend .Net as a platform for custom development. We can leverage several UI elements and also integrate with third party controls like Telerik, Infragistics etc. Provides platforms, tools, and a programming environment for addressing the design and overall management of distributed and multi-tiered applications. It offers immeasurable benefits for various issues like memory management, security, and exceptional handling, a developer may face. .NET is not suited in case of multi-platform requirement. There isn't support available from MS and isn't available straight after installing Visual Studio. If that is a criteria for your business case then consider a different platform.Also .NET is very easy to reverse engineer. If you do not obfuscate your code, you may as well publish the source code.The footprint of your application can be huge if it requires a version of .NET, which is not already on the computer and therefore has to be installed first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

Nginx is well suited for serving any static content - whether that be images, JS files, HTML files, CSS files, videos, etc. If you have a high-traffic website, Nginx will be a great fit because it handles large number of requests extremely efficiently. Nginx has full support on Unix systems, but only has limited support on Microsoft Windows machines.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

.NET

  • .NET allows the user to quickly create applications to solve problems.
  • .NET is extremely flexible, allowing the programmer to interact with nearly every aspect of the computer.
  • There are a number of languages that can be used to program in .NET.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

  • Straight-forward configuration format that users of all skill levels can learn, and yet is powerful enough for the huge breadth of features that Nginx provides.
  • Massive scale right out the box. We've never had a Nginx instance overwhelmed by requests, and if we did it would be trivial to spin up more Nginx instances to handle the load.
  • SSL termination means that we can deliver content over HTTPS without needing our individual services to require TLS support. This saves us a lot of time and headache while keeping us secure.
  • Nginx is open-source and free, meaning that anyone can use it to power their services, from individual projects to billion-dollar websites.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

.NET

  • You need to buy everything from Microsoft. The biggest con is that it is not free like Java. Migrating applications to .NET can be expensive.
  • Does not come with multi-platform support from Microsoft, and is not available right after installing Visual Studio.
  • Very much Windows OS dependent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

  • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
  • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
  • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
  • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
  • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

.NET

.NET 8.3
Based on 3 answers
.NET is very popular among developers. It is easy to use and compatible with Microsoft products. It can be used to develop almost any kind of app including 2D and 3D games. There are numerous libraries to choose from and there are close to around 50 languages to choose from in the .NET framework.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

NGINX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

.NET

.NET 8.2
Based on 5 answers
As Microsoft Gold Partners, we do have access to a lot of additional information and support from Microsoft. Still, the availability of "open and free" documentation, community, and enthusiasts of the platform is vast. Added to that, the quality of resources provided for all the Microsoft ecosystem is very impressive.
Oberdan Nunes | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

NGINX 7.8
Based on 10 answers
I'm explicitly rating the open-source version of NGINX here. The open-source version has good documentation and useful examples. As one of the most web servers in the world, there is a wide range of tutorials and examples to learn from. This does have the drawback of potentially using older documentation, but NGINX has excellent default behavior, and the official documentation is easy to use. Their paid support seems excellent as well, though we haven't taken advantage of it yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

.NET

Microsoft .NET has been the choice of development here for a long time and was chosen for its portability, ease of development and more. We have been very successful in developing custom applications in Microsoft .NET. This back end of Microsoft .NET applications has made it necessary to have quality developers which are easier to find with a Microsoft .NET background.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

Nginx struck the right balance for us of raw speed, power, convenience, and simplicity.
  • I don't like the idea of hosting all of our open source PHP-based websites on Microsoft Windows servers with IIS, so that option was out first.
  • Next, we had experience with Apache already, and were initially considering sticking with that, however it was decided that it would take too much administration time to properly configure and tune the server, especially considering it would need to occur on an ongoing basis.
  • I've personally had experience with Litespeed Web Server, but we wanted something a little bit lower level--we don't need to actually manage our virtual hosts within an admin UI, and we wanted to stick with open source as much as possible. One huge benefit of Litespeed, however, is that it's .htaccess-compatible, meaning it's a much smaller transition from Apache in some cases.
  • LightTPD was the closest contender to Nginx when all was said and done. We chose Nginx because some of us were more familiar with it or had some experience with it, and Nginx seemed to have more documentation and resources online for finding assistance at the time.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

.NET

  • Saved us time from having to evaluate many different Java libraries which did not integrate well or had questionable support lifetimes.
  • Saved us from having to track down CLASSPATH issues.
  • Saved us from servers crashing due to lack of PermGen space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NGINX

  • Improved the reliability of our site. Before using Nginx, with Apache as our app server, there were times when we had to manually go in and restart Apache to bring the site back online. We've never had to do that with Nginx.
  • Made our web server more memory efficient -- Nginx has a very small memory footprint, on the order of under 100 MB. This makes it suitable even for cheap VPS machines.
  • The Nginx community provides online examples of configurations, so it saves us time in writing the config files from scratch.
Anand Chhatpar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

.NET

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

.NET Editions & Modules

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NGINX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

NGINX Editions & Modules

Edition
NGINX Plus - Basic$2,5001
NGINX Plus - Professional$3,5001
NGINX Plus - Enterprise$5,0001
NGINX WAF - Add-on$2,0001
  1. per instance
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