NGINX, a powerful 3 in 1 solution for budget conscious startups.
February 22, 2020

NGINX, a powerful 3 in 1 solution for budget conscious startups.

John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

NGINX Open Source

Overall Satisfaction with NGINX

We have used NGINX in several different ways. We've used it as a load balancer, a proxy server, and a web server. Its ability to do one or all three of these jobs is what makes it so useful.
  • Load balancing.
  • Proxy server.
  • Config files aren't as straightforward as Apache.
  • Open source, so it reduced our licensing costs to nothing.
  • In our first few years as a startup, the load balancing features saved us money.
NGINX's footprint is much smaller than Apache, and it's great for serving up static content. The URL rewriting was not as familiar as Apache, but just as powerful once configured correctly. As a load balancer, it's much more affordable than Citrix ADC. We used the load balancing features for several years as a startup and it served us well.
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.

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NGINX is extremely fast when used as a web server. We used it for many years to serve up static content such as images, css, html, and javascript. The proxy features are also great for routing traffic through it when needed.