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Pros
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense.""Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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Cons
"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved.""There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while deploying it. There should be more documentation on the standard deployment."

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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved.""It is free of cost."

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature.
Top Answer: There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while… more »
Top Answer: I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
Top Answer: Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
Top Answer: We use NGINX as solution for load balancing our cluster production. Currently, we don't have any plans to increase the usage because each license costs around $2000 - $2500.
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6.5
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Also Known As
HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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Overview

HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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Sample Customers
Booking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm36%
Marketing Services Firm18%
Retailer18%
Non Profit9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise57%
Large Enterprise22%
REVIEWERS
Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, A10 Networks and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HAProxy is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 1 review. HAProxy is rated 6.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HAProxy writes "Open-source, free, and has a lot of customizations, but needs more support and standard documentation for customizations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Kemp LoadMaster, Citrix ADC and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and IBM DataPower Gateway.

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