Nginx

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free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy

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Nginx review by <span>Awadhesh S.</span>
Awadhesh S.
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"Quick start to your application"

What do you like best?

It has all the minimum requirement which are needed to getting started with your application. Flexible and ease of using while using as UI server with multiple backend endpoint management. Installation is super easy. The Docker version is also very useful and helpful to start and ship the solution in minimum time. Good community support. Flexible configuration.

What do you dislike?

As far as I have used, there is no advance cacheing mechanism which can be tuned or customised according to the need. Also, it would be good if there are some third party plugin and integration for cashing images and other resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has all the basic features to be used for UI server and sometime for managing your DNS (sub-domain) related things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are a couple of them, initially we were not using any service for managing our DNS so we used Nginx for handling all these components, however as we wanted some other advance features from scalable perspective we moved on. Now all our UI(angular) code is residing in Nginx and multiple API server each UI is handled like a breeze :)

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Nginx review by <span>Nick H.</span>
Nick H.
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"Go to webserver"

What do you like best?

Nginx is very stable and uses less memory then other web servers. Most content delivery networks and large volume websites use nginx because of its speed. You can easily set it up as a reverse proxy, which is having it run as a webserver that acts as a bridge and connects to another web server.

What do you dislike?

The configuration can be a bit tricky. Most web applications are ready to be deployed using Apache and you have to play with the nginx configuration to get it to work. If you want it to work with something like PHP, you have to have PHP running as a server and cant just be loaded into Nginx as a module.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The last time I used nginx was to setup a server with both a PHP and JSP website. I used nginx as a reverse proxy and was able to run Apache (for PHP) and Tomcat (for JSP) all in one website. The benefit is if you have someone wanting a website built in PHP but wants to retain their existing website built in JSP, you can do that with nginx.

What Load Balancing solution do you use?

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Nginx review by <span>Caleb A.</span>
Caleb A.
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"Fast, configurable, modular, and performant."

What do you like best?

Nginx does what it does very well. It's very fast (I've used it just as a proxy server before), handles concurrency well, and is super configurable. At work, we spin up servers often and we want to be able to easily host multiple sites on a single server. By setting up localized nginx configurations, we can be up and running without having to hardly tweak the main server at all.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally there will be issues that are easily fixed by adding something to .htaccess. Since Nginx doesn't have that support, I have to find a workaround, but thus far that's the only thing I can find that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have never used Nginx and you're hesitant to throw it into a big project, try using it on a side project first. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it primarily as a proxy server to direct all our sites through. It's been incredibly easy to get up and running, even across multiple servers, and is a true pleasure to work with.

Nginx review by <span>John R.</span>
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"The best lightweight web server"

What do you like best?

Nginx require so few resources compared to Apache. In the same way that the Chrome browser replaced industry stalwarts, Nginx has given us a great alternative to Apache. I use Nginx to run some popular open source software and it does great. We have also used it as a load balancer in the past because it is an affordable alternative to commercial load balancers.

What do you dislike?

Configuration can be a barrier for more advanced needs . But that is true of any web based software. The community is great in providing examples for these scenarios. It's not as straightforward as installing a module in Apache, but that is also what makes it more powerful is the decoupling.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run blogs with Wordpress and stat collecting sites using Piwik. We can run it on less resources which saves us money in hosting costs.

Nginx review by <span>Kyle J.</span>
Kyle J.
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"NGiNX"

What do you like best?

My team uses NGinX for configuring our development servers and locations, using variables, rewriting URIs to redirect to the appropriate service based on hostname. NGinX makes this process light and easy. We develop multiple different sites and services. NGinX is lightweight and you can be up and running quickly. It does everything I need as a web server and I really have no complaints so far.

What do you dislike?

NGinX is really for high level server admins. I can be complex because all the configurations are text based files and if you do not understand what you are doing it will cause issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We benefit by using NGinX as our primary development web server that points traffic to the correct corresponding service base on hostname. This allows development to easily work on multiple projects with multiple languages and/or versions simultaneously.

Nginx review by <span>Phil A.</span>
Phil A.
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"Simple, light weight web server"

What do you like best?

Nginx is super simple to set up and it is lightning FAST!

If you ever run into an issue, there is a lot of support both on NGINX's site and also on Stackoverflow.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how different apache and nginx are. If you spend a long time using one product then try to port everything to a different web server, it can sometimes be difficult to translate between the syntax.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a simple, lightweight web server, look no further. Nginx solves this problem with ease. Between nginx and apache, there is not much difference other than speed. nginx is FAST FAST FAST!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nginx has allowed our server to serve pages quicker and with less errors than other web servers out there.

We have realized the benefits of quick webpage serving, which in turn allows our team to be more efficient and get the information they need faster.

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