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[NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
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The best way to take advantage of VMware Application Catalog (Bitnami) is as in the case I mentioned, that you constantly implement these free software, where any time saved is important in terms of installation, configuration and testing environment, it really is a very useful solution, also if you need a good community and support; however the cloud and VMs solutions is not designed for huge products, these can be slow or remain insufficient if the use of these grows a lot, even though it is an easy-to-use product, you need to have enough knowledge in terms of installation and management of cloud solutions, a beginner can find himself in trouble
Read full review Pros Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture). Great at serving static content. Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability. Open-Source (no cost)! Read full review pre-packaged templates they provide. ease of cloud-deployment of your projects. The development community page always has useful information and there is a lot of support. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Possibility to configure the implementation through mobile devices Sometimes the performance of the VMs is slower than expected A best way to do the upgrades, you have reinstall and reconfigure in this process Read full review Usability 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 . Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues. from the administration perspective Read full review
Most of it is intuitive. I think some of the awkwardness is found by new users who are unfamiliar with other software applications.
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Principal, Lead developer, Lead designer
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They have an expert team, not just a frontline team that has learned the FAQs but a team that knows the product.
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We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely Read full review
VMware Application Catalog (Bitnami) offers better tools to complete the task faster and more efficiently. The customer support and knowledge base is also well presented and trained
Read full review Return on Investment Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache. Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy"). Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly. Read full review We save a lot of time implementing the apps, less engineers working on this phase The upgrade process of the apps can be a pain and a waste valuable time The mains options of the VMware Application Catalog (Bitnami) are free so is important for save money in our organization Read full review ScreenShots