NGINX High Performance Web Server
July 25, 2022

NGINX High Performance Web Server

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

Software Version

NGINX Open Source

Overall Satisfaction with NGINX

We currently use NGINX for a high-powered highly configurable web server. The ability to protect and reduce the attack surface area of our primary webservers was our primary need. NGINX was chosen to meet internal demands for a highly flexible webserver that can have multiple nodes and redirect/proxy traffic to protected servers.
  • 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.
  • Proxy services
  • SSL Offloading
  • Front-end/Backend setup configurations
  • Highly configurable
  • Our ROI has mainly been around reduced time for our web administrators.
  • Managed open source software has fulfilled our security needs.
  • Highly configurable for our complex frontend/backend load balanced scenarios.
MS IIS and Apache HTTP Server both provide many similar services. However the configuration simplicity, and performance characteristics helped us choose NGINX above the other 2 products.

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The best scenario for NGINX is when you need to create a front-end proxy that can handle several different domain names, certificates, and configurations. Each of these configurations can be built out in a single server pointing to multiple back-end servers and services. NGINX may be less suited if you have a very simple one server/one domain setup that doesn't need a lot of customization and configuration.

NGINX Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance