Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Based on figures from the April 2014 Netcraft survey, over 146 million of the websites they surveyed were using NGINX, an increase of 3 million since last month.

W3techs surveys the top 10 million websites, based on Alexa traffic rank. According to this month’s data, 20% of the top 10 million sites run NGINX, and the percentage rises to 38.5% if you drill down to the top 1,000. The list changes subtly from month to month so we can’t read too much into this recent increase, but it’s great to see that NGINX still holds top spot among the busiest (and presumably most discriminating and selective) sites in the world.

This month’s highlight: The Netcraft data indicates that eight million sites switched to NGINX in the two months since February’s report!

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About The Author

Owen Garrett

Sr. Director, Product Management

Owen is a senior member of the NGINX Product Management team, covering open source and commercial NGINX products. He holds a particular responsibility for microservices and Kubernetes‑centric solutions. He’s constantly amazed by the ingenuity of NGINX users and still learns of new ways to use NGINX with every discussion.

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F5, Inc. is the company behind NGINX, the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from code to customer.

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