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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

JBoss EAP is subscription based/open source platform. It's very reliable and great for deploying high transaction Java based enterprise applications. It integrates well with third party components like mod_cluster and supports popular Java EE web-based frameworks such as Spring, Angular JS, jQuery Mobile, and Google Web Toolkit.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
IDE support
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.2
Security management
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Administration and management
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.4
Application server performance
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Installation
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
9.0
Open-source standards compliance
NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.8

Pros

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • MOD_CLUSTER integration. JBoss EAP integrates pretty well with mod_cluster. This is an intelligent load balancer especially useful in highly clustered environments.
  • Supports enterprise-grade features such as high availability clustering, distributed caching, messaging etc.
  • Supports deployment in on-premise, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • Jboss CLI is a great tool but we had trouble using it to get values that are displayed on Jboss GUI. It also has limitations parsing the applications.xml files and we had to use a mix of jboss-cli and linux bash commands to automate certain application administrative tasks.
  • JBoss doesn't really provides performance tuning recommendations. It would have been nice if it could learn from the current demand vs current settings for things like connection pool, server configurations, garbage collection etc.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NGINX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We are planning to migrate away from Jboss to Tomcat as Jboss has shown not interest in supporting OSGi which is heavily used at our shop
sameer vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.4
Based on 3 answers
JBoss overall is easy to use. The installation and deployment of applications are quick. Documentations and support are also readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NGINX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Usually, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is good at performance and well suited for high traffic Java EE-based applications, but we have faced hard times performance tuning it for our specific needs. The product would be nicer if they would add a performance diagnostic and recommendations feature to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

NGINX

NGINX 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Fast response.
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

We selected JBoss because of compatibility with EJB's. We currently are trying to reduce our footprint and will highly consider using Tomcat.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • Jboss EAP is easy to deploy and configure. This lead to lower cost and faster delivery.
  • Even though we have large number of machines running JBoss, we have only two Jboss Administrators. It doesn't requires too much administration and maintenance on daily basis and reduces number of administrators required for large implementations.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

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
Additional Pricing Details

Red Hat JBoss EAP

General

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NGINX
8.9
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
5.0

Usability

NGINX
9.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.4

Performance

NGINX
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.7

Support

NGINX
8.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP
5.0

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