Most Helpful Review
We now get notifications when pool members go down, and we eliminate our downtime by not sending traffic to downed pool members.
We have about 30,000 connections going through at any one time and it's fine, it doesn't seem to sweat. It doesn't get overloaded.
Most important for us that it makes sure that the load is distributed and that we always have access to the end servers.
The user interface precludes need to be well versed with Linux IPVS command line. This make it easy for junior team members to participate in managing load balancing needs.
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.
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.
I would like a notification when a new version of the software is available. They told me to sign up for their newsletter, but I have not received any notification for a newer software version.
Possibly a more graphical overview page (with colors) to give a two second overview to see if everything is working fine.
The automatic refresh of the System Overview webpage: It sometimes has an extra webpage reload (after a change) before you see it is executed. This can be confusing.
They're mostly designed to balance a particular type of traffic. I wanted to load balance DNS, and they just don't do it the way that we wanted to. So they're not used as DNS load balancers.
It would be great if there was a way to gain access to the graphing data, to create custom reports. If we had a way to use the graphing data, we could use it to present certain information to our client, such as the uptime status for their service.
If I have to say something, I suppose they could add an automated configuration backup to an FTP location (or something similar) so you don’t have to manually do it. I don’t see this as a problem, of course, as the configuration rarely changes and we only need one backup, but maybe for other users that feature would be handy.
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.
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.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is inexpensive, and even their “unlimited” version, the VA MAX is still far cheaper than competitors.
I love that they do not price on some arbitrary throughput rating where you are guessing at what the load balancer is going to handle.
We've got an unlimited license, which doesn't costs that much compared to other vendors, and we don't have to buy it again.
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.
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