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

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"It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it comes to custom development solutions, without having to worry about licensing or other programming-related issues."

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

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"In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run it using Cron jobs. We would like to have the capability to run any thread or process in parallel."

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

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"The Zend PHP engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it… more »
Top Answer: Zend PHP Engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs. The only costs involved are indirect, i.e. what we have to pay for server hosting and… more »
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run… more »
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Overview

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.

Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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NGINX Plus is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 13th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. NGINX Plus is rated 8.0, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Offers an easy way to develop both big and small Web-ready applications at low to zero cost". NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy, Kemp LoadMaster and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal.

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