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Enables a Web service that offers persistent client-server connections, IP restriction, URL rewrite (such as remove "/assets/" path from client-side URL path), and cache for CSS or JS files... You can easily use the GUI to set up all these requirements on the same network device within 20-30 minutes. (If you do the same steps on CLI, it might take less time.)
If you need PCI-compliance and have high security requirements, WAF is the most valuable feature. If you need to monitor your load-balancing services with complex types of monitoring, make sure everything is alright, and load balancing is important, Content Switching and Monitoring features are the keys to your needs. If you want to provide a lot of static images or data, the Caching feature works best for you.
I would say the rewriting and redirection functions are must-have's for us.
Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.
NGINX works much better than HAProxy in our current hardware and architecture for HTTP/HTTPS load balancing.
The robust software architecture allows for it to be scalable and very stable.
The flexibility of its modules allow it to be scalable.
Zero Downtime has always been a strength in recommending infrastructure web services. NGINX allows me to execute such infrastructure with less complications and the ability to switch from server to server easily.
When I worked in a security research center, we tested NGINX to support DoS and DDoS attacks, and its results were great.
Valuable features include authentication, caching, reverse proxy routing, and load balancing.
The best solution, by far, for web traffic control for things in production and just around the house.
We had some bugs in the previous firmware. These were not big issues, but more testing on the firmware would be key to happier customers.
Our most challenging part was to run an older PHP website reverse-proxied through NGINX. That was not fun.
They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.
If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better.
Make modules easier to enable or disable. The beauty and ugly side of the NGINX modules is you have to know how to compile the module. For beginners or non-very technical aspirant(s) going for NGINX, they have to learn how to compile the modules.
I would like it to have a more user-friendly graphical interface.
The biggest room for improvement would be to allow NGINX Core machines to cluster for memory zones in some way with a plug and play module.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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NGINX is a free tool in Brazil. There are some companies which do support it.
The price is the cost to contract support with a specialized company, usually during consulting hours.
NGINX Plus is worth it, if you need it. If you do not need the features or support, the free and open source package is more than capable.
I am not so happy with their pricing policy, but this is not the worse thing in my life. I can tolerate it.
Nginx is free. I don't have experience with the Plus version.
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