Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

You may have seen a recent blog post from Rob Whiteley, General Manager of the NGINX Product Group at F5, outlining the future of NGINX and how we’re getting back to our open source roots. One way we’re making stronger connections to our open source community is on the new NGINX Community Slack:

The NGINX community has done a wonderful job finding help and answering each other’s questions across far corners of the Internet. The NGINX team is constantly impressed by the discussions we see online. That being said, there’s a gap in our community. That’s why we’ve launched NGINX Community Slack as a watering hole at which we can digitally gather with the NGINX community, and I’d like to invite you to join.

NGINX Community Slack is a place where you can give and receive help with NGINX questions and issues, share useful advice, get pointers to additional information, and even find info on related projects. You can keep up to date with the latest announcements and change logs.

Thread on NGINX Community Slack about requests with a connect time of '-'

The NGINX team will share resources, and we encourage you to post your favorites as well. Discover new NGINX open source projects and hear from the engineers involved by joining channels like #nginx-unit.

Thread on NGINX Community Slack #nginx-unit channel about restarting an app to use a new configuration

We also actively monitor the #feedback channel where you can share your thoughts on open source at NGINX (like what features you’d like to be moved from NGINX Plus to NGINX Open Source), give feedback about your experience using NGINX, or share whatever else you think is important for us to know.

Whether you are brand new to using NGINX or have been with us from the beginning, we value your participation. Jump in on NGINX Community Slack, introduce yourself, and get started with your community. And feel free to ping me and say hi when you join!

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About The Author

Hannah Ouellette

Hannah Ouellette

OSS Community Manager at NGINX

About F5 NGINX

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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