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nginx (pronounced “engine-x”) is a lightweight, high-performance Web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy, licensed under a BSD-like license. It runs on Unix, Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.


Nginx quickly delivers static content with efficient use of system resources. It can deploy dynamic HTTP content on a network using FastCGI handlers for scripts, and can serve as a very capable software load balancer.

Nginx uses an asynchronous event-driven approach to handling requests which provides more predictable performance under load, in contrast to the Apache HTTP server model that uses a threaded or process-oriented approach to handling requests.


Originally, nginx was developed to fill the needs of various websites run by Rambler, for which it was serving 500 million requests per day as of September 2008.

According to Netcraft's January 2011 Web Server Survey, nginx was found to be the fourth most widely used web server across all domains (7.50% of surveyed sites) and the fourth most widely used web server for all “active” sites (8.23% of surveyed sites). According to W3Techs, it is used on 5.3% of the top 1 million websites, and gains around 0.2% per month.

Basic HTTP features

Mail proxy features

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