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Choosing the Right Load Balancer on Amazon: AWS Application Load Balancer vs. NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Anyone running highly available, scalable applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) now has a few choices for load balancing: NGINX or NGINX Plus AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), now called Classic Load Balancer The new Application Load Balancer, described by Amazon as an option for Elastic Load Balancing. The new option is described in…

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nginx.conf 2016 Preview 1: NGINX Speakers

nginx.conf 2016 is only two months away! The early bird rate is still available until Friday, July 22, so sign up today. On Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8, you'll enjoy conference sessions and exhibitor booths. The NGINX booth will be staffed by key NGINXers, including developers from our Moscow office! On Friday, September 9, we’ll offer training…

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Five Reasons to Switch to Software for Load Balancing

We’re proud to announce the release of our latest ebook, Five Reasons to Switch to Software for Load Balancing, by Floyd Smith. Download your copy now. Hardware‑based application delivery controllers (ADCs) have been around for two decades. ADCs revolutionized the way we deliver applications in the early 2000s. But now, as the industry has moved…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Load Balancing and Monitoring

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer to the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration module mentioned in the original version of the post.[ Introduction: Using Multiple Servers Part 1 of this two‑part blog series tells you how to maximize Python application server performance with a single‑server implementation and how…

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NGINX and NGINX Plus Everywhere

The open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus, the commercially supported product built on NGINX, have become the application delivery platform for the most demanding web sites and applications in the world. Combined they now power over 50% of the world’s 10,000 busiest websites. NGINX and NGINX Plus provide flexibility, power, and simplicity on a scale that…

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Announcing UDP Load Balancing in NGINX and NGINX Plus

We are proud to announce the addition of an exciting new capability to open source NGINX and our application delivery platform, NGINX Plus – UDP load balancing. The new capability builds on our existing TCP and HTTP capabilities, making NGINX a powerful, easy-to-use, and consistent frontend for an even wider range of Internet applications and devices. We’re excited…

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Maximizing PHP 7 Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Multiple Servers and Load Balancing

PHP is the programming language used for many popular frameworks and content management systems (CMSes). We have specific articles on the two most popular PHP-based CMSes, WordPress and Drupal. Introduction – When to Use Multiple Servers Part 1 of this blog post covers maximizing PHP web server performance on a single‑server implementation, where the web server and…

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Load Balancing Applications with NGINX Plus in a CoreOS Cluster

[Editor – The solution described in this post uses deprecated technologies: fleet, which CoreOS officially stopped supporting in February, 2018 in favor of Kubernetes. Moreover, CoreOS was acquired by Red Hat in January, 2018. The NGINX Plus Upstream Conf module, which is deprecated and replaced by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus R13 and later. The post has not been…

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Building a Web Frontend with Microservices and NGINX Plus

Editor – This blog post is also included in our free book, Microservices Reference Architecture, along with six other blogs about the NGINX MRA. Here at NGINX we've begun exploring the frontiers of microservices application development through our NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture, with a sample photo storage and sharing site as our prototype. This blog post is…

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