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Announcing NGINX Plus R17

We are pleased to announce that NGINX Plus Release 17 (R17) is now available. NGINX Plus is the only all‑in‑one load balancer, content cache, web server, and API gateway. NGINX Plus is based on NGINX Open Source and includes exclusive enhanced features and award‑winning support. New in this release is support for TLS 1.3, the latest version of…

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Running SSL and Non-SSL Protocols over the Same Port with NGINX 1.15.2

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of NGINX Open Source 1.15.2. One key feature in this release is the new $ssl_preread_protocol variable, which allows you to distinguish between SSL/TLS and other protocols when forwarding traffic using a TCP (stream) proxy. This is useful if you want to avoid firewall restrictions by (for example) running…

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Top 5 NGINX Blog Posts for 2017 – R12, Microservices, & More

neophile (n): an enthusiast for what is new or novel What was most popular in the NGINX blog this year? Looking at our top blog posts, we see that new NGINX Plus releases, microservices, security, and load balancing are all big hits, along with the NGINX Application Platform. 1. NGINX Plus R12 The NGINX Plus R12 release was…

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Optimizing Web Servers for High Throughput and Low Latency

This post is adapted from a presentation at nginx.conf 2017 by Alexey Ivanov of Dropbox. You can view the complete presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents   Introduction 1:45 Disclaimers 3:13 Hardware 4:30 Kernel 7:20 Network Cards 11:40 Network Stack 14:45 Sysctl Tuning Do’s and Don’ts 16:10 Libraries 18:13 TLS 20:42 NGINX 22:30 Buffering 24:41 TLS with…

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Update: Using Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates with NGINX

Editor – This is an update to a previous blog post about using Let's Encrypt certificates with NGINX. This blog covers the newly added NGINX support in certbot. Also see our blog post from nginx.conf 2015, in which Peter Eckersley and Yan Zhu of the Electronic Frontier Foundation introduce the then‑new Let's Encrypt certificate authority. It's well known that SSL/TLS encryption…

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Running Microservices on OpenShift with the NGINX MRA’s Fabric Model

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Kubernetes has become a popular container platform for running microservices applications. It provides many important features, such as fault tolerance, load balancing, service discovery, autoscaling, rolling upgrades, and others. These features allow you to seamlessly develop, deploy, and manage containerized applications across a cluster of machines. Red Hat's OpenShift 3 is a container platform…

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nginx.conf 2016 Preview 2: Customer and Partner Speakers

nginx.conf 2016 is happening September 7–9, less than a month away. Sign up today via this link for a $400 discount plus another 25% off! The first two days – Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 – are the regular conference, with sessions and exhibitor booths. We will also have two of the most popular attractions at every NGINX…

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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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Let’s Encrypt: TLS for NGINX

The following is adapted from a presentation given by Yan Zhu and Peter Eckersley from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) at nginx.conf 2015, held in San Francisco in September. You can watch the video of the complete talk on YouTube. Table of Contents 0:00 Introduction 0:29 Problem #1 – TLS is Not Ubiquitous 2:10 Problem #2 – Setting up TLS 2:52 How Long…

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