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Andrii Stesin
Real User
Startup Founder at a tech services company
Jan 21 2018

What is most valuable?

NGINX is extremely efficient in terms of the connection rate to the CPU cycles ratio, and in terms of the bandwidth to CPU cycles. It is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have never seen a single case where programmatic tools can change an organization. Tools are not subjects. They are passive objects.... more»

What needs improvement?

I am not so happy with their pricing policy, but this is not the worse thing in my life. I can tolerate it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before NGINX, there was Squid. I have been using NGINX since its arrival on the market. Squid is a tool of a different age, from a different... more»

What other advice do I have??

NGINX is the best available tool today for the tasks it covers.
Darren Whitfield
Real User
CTO 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... 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.... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»

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... more»
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Derek DeJonghe
Real User
Director of Architecture at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features would be the following: * Reverse proxy routing * Authentication * Caching * The ability to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have used it in every project since 2013, setting it as our standard. Our organization is able to use it effectively... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say ModSecurity 3.0 for NGINX Core, but they just released that. The biggest room for improvement would be to... more»

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

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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

When I was young, I used Apache2, because that is all I knew. I switched to NGINX once I learned of it. That's the story.

What other advice do I have??

Install it, test it out, download, and read this free ebook:... more»
Goran Parapid
Real User
Lead Engineer at a tech services company
Aug 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Simplicity, stability, and modularity. Because, if you are familiar with Apache, you will know why my first reason is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It lowered overall bugs and increased system stability. Also, it allowed our system to serve many more clients than the... more»

What needs improvement?

Only improvement needed that I would point to is scalability. With it, I mean clusterized organisation on a low level.... more»

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

I have no advice. Nginx is free. I don't have experience with the Plus version.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes, Apache. It was terribly complex for usage and unstable in a production environment.

What other advice do I have??

Use community knowledge. Nginx is widely used worldwide and there are many experts on the web that will help you out.... more»
JacquesGuerrero
Real User
Linux System Administrator 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... more»

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... more»

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

What is most valuable?

Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

An example of how this product has improved my organizational functions is in the form of how I work in failover cases... 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... more»

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

I do not know about this.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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.
Andre Straccialano
Real User
Information Security Team Leader 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... more»

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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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.
Daniel Gordi
Real User
Linux System Administrator 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... more»

What needs improvement?

If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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.
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What is NGINX?

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.

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