Nginx


Nginx

Infobox Software
name = nginx



caption =
author =
developer = Igor Sysoev
released =
latest release version = 0.6.32
latest release date = July 7, 2008
latest preview version = 0.7.16
latest preview date = Sep 08, 2008
operating system = Unix-like
platform =
language =
status =
genre = Web server
license = BSD-like
website = http://www.nginx.net/ http://www.nginx.ru

nginx (pronounced "engine X") is a lightweight web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy, licensed under a BSD-like license.

Users

Originally, nginx was developed to fill the needs of various websites run by Rambler. According to the September 2008 Netcraft survey, nginx is now used on 2,562,554 domains, making it the fifth most popular web server [ [http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/200809/ September 2008 Netcraft survey] ] . Large sites that use nginx include:

* hulu
* WordPress.com
* Kongregate
* Penny-Arcade
* Gawab
* 4chan
* Plurk
* Gravatar
* YouPorn

In addition, Zimbra includes nginx as POP3 and IMAP proxy/router [ [http://files.zimbra.com/website/docs/Zimbra%20OS%205.0%20Beta%202%20Release%20Notes.pdf Zimbra OS 5.0 beta 2 release notes] ] .

Basic HTTP features

* Handling of static files, index files and auto-indexing
* Reverse proxy without caching, load balancing, and fault tolerance
* SSL support
* FastCGI support
* Name- and IP-based virtual servers
* FLV streaming
* Web page access authentication

Mail proxy features

* POP3 and IMAP proxy
* STARTTLS support
* SSL support

It is known to be able to run on UNIX, Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows (using Cygwin).

See also

* Comparison of web servers

External links

* http://www.nginx.net/
* [http://wiki.codemongers.com/Main Nginx English wiki]
* [https://calomel.org/nginx.html Nginx "HOW TO" - Fast and Secure Web Server] with fully working examples and explanations.
* [http://www.kevinworthington.com/tag/nginx/ Nginx for Windows (win32 works on: Vista, XP, 2000)] stand-alone windows version; Cygwin library is included

References


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