What is most valuable?
Simplicity, stability, and modularity. Because, if you are familiar with Apache, you will know why my first reason is simplicity. Nginx is simple to configure, very stable in a highly utilized environment and very modular, allowing DevOps to create it's own modules for interactive use with Nginx.
How has it helped my organization?
It lowered overall bugs and increased system stability. Also, it allowed our system to serve many more clients than the old system did.
What needs improvement?
Only improvement needed that I would point to is scalability. With it, I mean clusterized organisation on a low level. At the moment, the best alternative is RHEL HA.
For how long have I used the solution?
Around four to five years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
Yes. As I explained in areas for improvement.
How is customer service and technical support?
I have no experience with the Nginx technical team.
Which solutions did we use previously?
Yes, Apache. It was terribly complex for usage and unstable in a production environment.
How was the initial setup?
Complex. It needed a complete product rework.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
I have no advice. Nginx is free. I don't have experience with the Plus version.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
What other advice do I have?
Use community knowledge. Nginx is widely used worldwide and there are many experts on the web that will help you out. Also, read the documentation. Its documentation is excellent.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Aug 14 2017