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.
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
- Handling of static files, index files, and auto-indexing
- Reverse proxy with caching
- Load balancing
- Fault tolerance
- SSL support
- FastCGI support with caching
- Name- and IP-based virtual servers
- FLV streaming
- MP4 streaming, using the MP4 streaming module
- Web page access authentication
- gzip compression
- Ability to handle more than 10000 simultaneous connections
- URL rewriting
- Custom logging
- Server-side includes
Mail proxy features
- Nginx: Download
- Nginx: Instalasi
- Nginx: Agar Bisa buka folder
- Nginx: Monitoring Statistics
- Nginx: Streaming Video
- Nginx: instalasi RTMP
- Nginx: HLS dari RTMP
- Nginx wiki
- Older Nginx for Windows builds using Cygwin
- Nginx Admin - cPanel Integration Plugin website
- Linux Journal article on nginx
- Open Source SSL Acceleration with Nginx