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NGINX Plus with NGINX App Protect Premium - CentOS 7

NGINX, Inc. | 2.6

Linux/Unix, CentOS 7.4 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Health, Wellness and Fitness

Great as a reverse proxy

  • January 27, 2017
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Nginx has a very low memory footprint and performs very well under load. It also supports a number of useful features like SSL and GZIP.
What do you dislike?
Configuration can be tricky sometimes. But there are tutorials available.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We use nginx to add SSL to our backend and to GZIP compress our content before it is sent to clients as well as to redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPs. Nginx provides all the features we need (including web sockets pricing) at no cost.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Nginx is definitely a very mature and reliable product. It won't let you down.


    Michael J.

Solid and Reliable Proxy and Server

  • January 24, 2017
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
Nginx is very solid for my needs. I've never run into any trouble with it, even under higher loads. The ease of reloading configuration changes is a high point, as is the smart syntax of its configuration. In addition, since the configuration is very flexible, I've been able to easily configure SSL connections to meet the stringent encryption security requirements demanded by our customers.
What do you dislike?
It doesn't have as large a community as Apache HTTPd, and a lot of software assumes you're using that. This often means translating configuration to something compatible with nginx. The rewrite syntax is very different than that of mod_rewrite (for Apache HTTPd), and often cannot be transliterated directly.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
I'm using nginx to offload SSL termination for a web application by reverse proxy. It also acts as a bit of protection from directly exposing the back-end HTTP server to the public. While acting as a load balancer, it makes it easy to cycle nodes out for upgrades and/or maintenance with minimal public disturbance, reducing the duration of scheduled maintenance.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Keep in mind that my experience with nginx is primarily as a reverse proxy. For that purpose, it is a great tool. Using it as a load balancer, it is more configurable and handles better than a dedicated appliance like a NetScaler. Keep in mind that if you want some of the advanced features advertised like easy add and removal of nodes, you'll need the commercial Plus offering. If you're in need of those features, however, it's a great value.


    Gerald L.

Easy to setup

  • August 30, 2016
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
This is very easy to setup web servers on different ports. The configuration documentation is easy to understand and there are plenty of discussion boards to find help on how to make a configuration change.
What do you dislike?
The version of Nginx supplied with Ubuntu 14.04 did not come with many modules. This is remedied by using the Nginx repository to install Nginx.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We had to change the IP address of a server to a hostname. We were able to create a temporary web server to listen to the old port and redirect users to the new address.


    Aung Thu Rha H.

Apache alternative to gain better performance and to handle high web traffic

  • April 25, 2016
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What do you like best?
Nginx is a web server of choice in terms of performance and handling heavy load and web traffic. If we are talking about an open-source web server, Apache is the most well-known HTTP server among developers but Nginx is the one that addresses the performance and scalability problem of Apache. Nginx's asynchronous and event-driven structure is more efficient than Apache. To sum up, Go Nginx for applications that require high concurrency, high performance and multi-threading. For small and medium scaled web applications, Apache can handle just fine and also its built-in supports of some programming languages is also pretty nice.
What do you dislike?
I think it is better to compare the drawbacks of Nginx over Apache. Apache is a lot older than Nginx, which means that Apache community is bigger and more available modules and extensions than Nginx. Also, it doesn't work quite well with Windows OS.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We have a few web applications that getting slow down after high web traffic load and after replacing Apache with Nginx, it can be seen that it uses moderate computational resources and handles web traffic better than Apache.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you are Linux users and get a support for configuration of your web applications, Nginx is a perfect solution.
Go check Nginx "Getting started" page and try out yourself. The configuration provided from the Ngix community makes my life a lot easier at early point.
URL : https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/start/