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What is NGINX?

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over…

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Recent Reviews

NGINX Review

10 out of 10
March 22, 2024
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Using NGINX for some Reverse Proxy services for security purposes. Helps to mask the IP address of our true IP Address. Looking to see …
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great

8 out of 10
March 22, 2024
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Apache web server has replaced by NGINX server. could see potential benefits by using this product instead of apache. Infact its quite …
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NGINX Review

9 out of 10
September 15, 2023
Incentivized
We use it as the ATTP server and it is one of the very popular ATTP servers on the market. It's free and it has really good speed compared …
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NGINX Review

9 out of 10
September 15, 2023
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I use it for mostly host websites or anything that needs to be host. So we have our on-prem server where we host ourselves.
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NGINX Review

9 out of 10
September 15, 2023
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So we use it in our app development. We use NGINX servers for deploying our apps. We don't have any challenges so far. We are pretty much …
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Popular Features

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  • Installation (18)
    9.5
    95%
  • Application server performance (18)
    8.5
    85%
  • Security management (18)
    7.9
    79%
  • Administration and management (18)
    7.9
    79%

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Pricing

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What is NGINX?

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX has built a suite of infrastructure software…

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

CVE-2016-1247 Nginx (Debian-based) Vulnerability - Root Priv. Escalation PoC Exploit Demo

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Nginx Web Server configuration with Examples

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Load Balancing with NGINX

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Access your internal websites! Nginx Reverse Proxy in Home Assistant.

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How to Serve Static Content

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Using NGINX Open Source for Video Streaming and Storage

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Features

Application Servers

An Application Server provides services and infrastructure for developing, deploying, and running applications

8.1
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Product Details

What is NGINX?

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX has built a suite of infrastructure software products o tackle some of the biggest challenges in managing high-transaction applications.

NGINX offers a suite of products to form the core of what organizations need to create applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. This includes NGINX Plus for load balancing, reverse proxy, and application delivery controller features, NGINX App Protect for high performance web application firewall security, and NGINX Unit to run the application code, all monitored and managed by the NGINX Controller.
  • NGINX Plus: An all‑in‑one load balancer, web server, and content cache.
  • NGINX Controller: Centralized monitoring and management for NGINX Plus.
  • NGINX App Protect: Web application firewall, powered by F5
  • NGINX Unit: Lightweight application server, with support for multiple languages and a dynamic REST API‑driven configuration
  • NGINX Ingress Controller: Traffic management solution for cloud‑native apps in Kubernetes and containerized environments.
  • NGINX Service Mesh: Lightweight, Turnkey, Developer-Friendly Service Mesh Using NGINX Plus as an Enterprise Sidecar

NGINX Features

Application Servers Features

  • Supported: IDE support
  • Supported: Security management
  • Supported: Administration and management
  • Supported: Application server performance
  • Supported: Installation
  • Supported: Open-source standards compliance

Additional Features

  • Supported: NGINX: Fast, light web server and reverse proxy
  • Supported: NGINX Plus: All‑in‑one Load Balancer, Web Server, and Content Cache
  • Supported: NGINX Plus: Security controls, High Availability, Dynamic Modules
  • Supported: NGINX App Protect: Layer 7 Attack Protection
  • Supported: NGINX Controller: Centralized Traffic Management and Monitoring
  • Supported: NGINX Controller: Role-based Access Controls
  • Supported: NGINX Unit: Multi-language Application Server

NGINX Screenshots

Screenshot of Overview of the NGINX Application PlatformScreenshot of NGINX Controller - MonitoringScreenshot of NGINX Controller - Configuration

NGINX Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft IIS and HAProxy Community Edition are common alternatives for NGINX.

Reviewers rate Installation highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of NGINX are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

NGINX Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)50%
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Reviews and Ratings

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March 22, 2024

NGINX Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to install
  • Not complex
  • Ridiculously easy
  • A lot of users therefore alotnof guides online
  • More functions for windows
  • Maybe could add replication or sync to the reverse proxy
September 15, 2023

NGINX Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The good thing about this product compared with other ATTP server the performance speed.
  • No, I think at least compared with other products, this ATTP server is really good.
September 15, 2023

NGINX Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Apache and engines are both. So I do like to use engines better. I'm using it from the college, so I prefer to use that one as it is open source.
  • As it is open-source, I would like a box there, to fix those issues, and report to us so that we can install the updated version. So apart from that, I haven't faced anything but looks good.
September 15, 2023

NGINX Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • I'm not the direct user.
  • I don't really see any disadvantages to using this product. It has all the things that we need, so we never had any complaints about using NGINX.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Host Web Sites
  • Use it as a proxy server
  • COnfiguring several virtual hosts.
  • Improve on the official docs to have several example scenarios.
  • Improve on the error messaging.
  • Make it easier to host several PHP versions on the same machine.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allows for multiple domain names.
  • Can be created as a proxy that forwards traffic to back-end servers.
  • Allows for SSL offloading and protection.
  • Allows for Load balancing between multiple back-end servers.
  • Currently, there isn't a GUI interface which is both a good thing (for reduced footprint) and a perceived bad thing if console familiar users are not available.
Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Extremely high-performing -- NGINX is never a bottleneck.
  • Easy to configure -- the configuration language is easy to learn, and allows very flexible scenarios.
  • Lightweight -- it's a very small service, which is never a memory or CPU hog.
  • Management tools -- Nginx has good errors, but it would be nice if it plugged into our cloud hosting infrastructure a little easier.
  • Configuration error detection -- for more complex configurations, sometimes Nginx isn't overly helpful when telling us what's wrong.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Limiting the number of simultaneous connections or requests coming from one address
  • Prompt Static content delivery
  • code caching and reverse proxy server
  • NJS Scripting Language.
  • Much more areas of application
  • A bit hard to implement.
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