NGINX Plus Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Darren Whitfield
Real User
User at a tech vendor
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Our primary use for NGINX is as a Web server, so that’s where we derive the most value. Recently, we’ve needed to deploy sites over a number of servers to balance the load, which was not only painless… more»

How has it helped my organization?

NGINX isn’t itself a productivity tool, but rather a cog in the engine of a solid service stack. In a way, it's the same as adding RAM to a PC. While you don’t necessarily feel the new improvement… more»

What needs improvement?

We used the standard tried-and-tested features of NGINX. Everything is done through the CLI over a secure connection and there have not been any issues or additions to our wish list.

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

We tried to use some "golden bullet" solutions but we never needed most of their features (like a built-in database environment). NGINX is a direct way to satisfy a specific need.

What other advice do I have?

Support the developers and the product, they’ve worked really hard to give you something you’ll always be satisfied with. First, set up a free environment and see your limitations, and then pay for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The idea of using other lightweight solutions, or a native Ubuntu Web server, was completely overshadowed by NGINX.
Fabio Azambuja
Real User
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 24 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

An example of how this product has improved my organizational functions is the form of how I work in failover cases and how this improves my capability to repair or… more»

What needs improvement?

They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing. They are always creating improvements and working towards new… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I do not know about this.

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

We previously used Apache2. We switched to NGINX because I read about the better throughput that NGINX offers.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product. It serves us well and is the best solution. I have been using it since 2012.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, HAProxy, Kemp and others in Application Delivery Controllers. Updated: February 2020.
398,567 professionals have used our research since 2012.
JacquesGuerrero
Real User
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

NGINX's multi-thread compatibility has been the integral part of it being a robust enterprise solution.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

What other advice do I have?

I have no problems with it. Its stability is what makes it very much recommended as a solution for any enterprise to utilize.
Andre Straccialano
Real User
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

It is reliable.

How has it helped my organization?

The product is free, reliable, and safe. When I worked in a security research center, we tested NGINX to support DoS and DDoS attacks, and its results were great.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to have a more user-friendly graphical interface.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

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

We used Microsoft ForeFront and changed because it was not stable during DDoS attacks.

What other advice do I have?

I have been using it for eight years.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
Daniel Gordi
Real User
User at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Because of our usage: * Micro cache * Rate limit * Upstream (load balancing).

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 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.
Fabio Peruchi
Real User
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 30 2018

What do you think of NGINX Plus?

What is our primary use case?

We use NGINX 1.12.x free version as reverse proxy to Java application servers (WildFly and Tomcat) on single instances, and use it as a load-balancer for our two Keycloak single sign-on instances too. We use AWS EC2 instances here.

How has it helped my organization?

We were just Apache 2.0 before NGINX. However, we have not compared the results of both.

What is most valuable?

Load-balancer feature, because I tried to do same with Apache 2.0 and HAProxy without sucess.

What needs improvement?

Instance service health check on the NGINX load balancer feature could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About NGINX Plus

Find out what your peers are saying about F5, HAProxy, Kemp and others in Application Delivery Controllers. Updated: February 2020.
398,567 professionals have used our research since 2012.

NGINX Plus Questions

What is NGINX Plus?

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

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

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.

Also known as
NGINX
NGINX Plus customers

Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA

BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free Application Delivery Controllers Report and find out what your peers are saying about F5, HAProxy, Kemp, and more!