Tag: SSL/TLS termination

Powering Microservices and Sockets Using NGINX and Kubernetes

This post is adapted from a presentation delivered at nginx.conf 2016 by Lee Calcote of SolarWinds. You can view a recording of the complete presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents Introduction 1:56 Our App 2:39 Case Study 3:31 Our Bloat-a-Lith 5:30 The Challenge 7:21 Shaping Up the App 9:33 Benefits of Microservices 10:50 Kubernetes and NGINX…

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NGINX Plus Helps Ecommerce Vendors Improve SEO Results

With NGINX and NGINX Plus, you can change your site architecture as needed without suffering SEO penalties. The high performance of NGINX, and its easy‑to‑implement rewrite rules, make it simple to point existing URLs to new page locations. In addition, powerful rewrite rules and other NGINX features make it easy to move to HTTPS, which increases…

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Using NGINX and NGINX Plus for Load Balancing Apache Tomcat Servers

NGINX and NGINX Plus are commonly used to enhance performance and fault tolerance by acting as a load balancer for many application servers, including Apache TomcatTM. To help customers get the most out of their Tomcat deployments, NGINX, Inc. has published a new deployment guide, Using NGINX and NGINX Plus to Load Balance Apache Tomcat Servers. This…

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5 Performance Tips for Node.js Applications

[blockquote author='Bryan Hughes on Twitter']If #nginx isn’t sitting in front of your node server, you’re probably doing it wrong. Node.js is the leading tool for creating server applications in JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language. Offering the functionality of both a web server and an application server, Node.js is now considered a key tool…

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NGINX Plus and Microsoft Azure Load Balancers

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] [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.] Customers using Microsoft Azure have three options for load balancing: NGINX Plus, the Azure load balancing services, or NGINX Plus in conjunction with the Azure…

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NGINX Load Balancing Deployment Scenarios

We are increasingly seeing NGINX Plus used as a load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) in a number of deployment scenarios and this post describes some of the most common ones. We discuss why customers are using the different deployment scenarios, some things to consider when using each scenario, and some likely migration paths from one to another.

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SSL/TLS Offloading, Encryption, and Certificates with NGINX and NGINX Plus

NGINX and NGINX Plus provide a number of features that enable it to handle most SSL/TLS requirements. They use OpenSSL and the power of standard processor chips to provide cost‑effective SSL/TLS performance. As the power of standard processor chips continues to increase and as chip vendors add cryptographic acceleration support, the cost advantage of using standard processor…

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Reverse Proxy Using NGINX Plus

NGINX has gained justifiable fame as a very high‑performance web server. I think many people realize that NGINX can also be used as a reverse proxy, but they might not be aware of just what a powerful reverse proxy it is. What Is a Reverse Proxy? Let's start by taking a step back and asking,…

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