NGINX Plus Review

A lightweight web server which can be used for micro caching and load balancing

What is our primary use case?

I am using the NGINX web server as my web server, especially to run PHP applications and Python. The main reason that I am using NGINX in these environments is micro caching. NGINX is a lightweight web server. 

How has it helped my organization?

Writing rules and configurations in NGINX can be more handy than Apache. Another usage is as a load balancer. NGINX works much better than HAProxy in our current hardware and architecture for HTTP/HTTPS load balancing. 

What is most valuable?

Because of our usage:

  • Micro cache
  • Rate limit
  • Upstream (load balancing).

What needs improvement?

If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

First, I used NGINX as a reverse proxy web server for Apache.

What other advice do I have?

I love NGINX, which is why I am rating it as a 10 out of 10.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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