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Developed by Igor Sysoev
Latest release 0.6.35 / Jan 26, 2009
Preview release 0.7.46 / Mar 30, 2009
Operating system Unix-like
Type Web server
License BSD-like

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


[edit] Users

Originally, nginx was developed to fill the needs of various websites run by Rambler. According to the March 2009 Netcraft survey, nginx is now used on 3,838,784 domains, making it the sixth most popular web server[1].

[edit] Basic HTTP features

  • Handling of static files, index files and auto-indexing
  • Reverse proxy without caching
  • Load balancing
  • fault tolerance
  • SSL support
  • FastCGI support
  • Name- and IP-based virtual servers
  • FLV streaming
  • MP4 streaming, using the following module: MP4 streaming module
  • bitly support
  • Web page access authentication

[edit] Mail proxy features

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

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