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Testing the Performance of NGINX and NGINX Plus Web Servers

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] We all know that performance is critical to a website's success. No one wants to use a slow website. Since its initial open source release in 2004, NGINX has been synonymous with high‑performance websites. [ngx_snippet id='35387'] of the world’s top 100,000 websites, and over [ngx_snippet id='26097'] sites worldwide are now powered by NGINX. But how…

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5 Reasons to Switch from F5 BIG-IP to NGINX Plus

Last year we compared the price and performance of NGINX Plus to several models of F5 BIG‑IP application delivery controllers (ADCs). We determined that you can save over 80% in Year 1 by switching to NGINX Plus, while equaling or exceeding the performance of F5 appliances. Editor – For more information about replacing hardware ADCs with NGINX Plus, see these resources. Blog posts…

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NGINX and NGINX Plus Deliver Responsive Images Without the Headaches

Photo: Phil Roeder Using the Image‑Filter module and srcset tag to resize images on the fly Responsive web design has become the norm for modern websites and web applications, providing a consistent experience across a wide variety of devices while also optimizing the display for each device. However, modern devices vary…

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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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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with Python Python is famous for being easy and fun to use, for making software development easier, and for runtime performance that is said to exceed other scripted languages. (Though the latest version of PHP, PHP 7, may give Python a run for its money.) Everyone wants their website and application…

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Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Architecture and Configuration

This post is adapted from a webinar hosted on January 20, 2016 by Floyd Smith and Faisal Memon of NGINX, Inc. It is the first of two parts, and is focused on site architecture and configuring NGINX for Drupal. The second part focuses on NGINX as a reverse proxy, load balancer, and content cache. You can also view the complete…

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8 Tips for Drupal 8 Performance

Editor – For more on maximizing Drupal 8 performance with NGINX, watch our webinar on demand, Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX. You can read a transcript of the webinar in two parts: Architecture and Configuration and Caching and Load Balancing. [blockquote author="David Wheeler"]All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection. Drupal is a…

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NGINX vs. Apache: Our View of a Decade-Old Question

The Apache HTTP server and NGINX are the two most popular open source web servers powering the Internet today. When Igor Sysoev began working on NGINX over 10 years ago, no one expected that the project he created for the purpose of accelerating a large Apache‑based service would grow to have the influence it has now. Apache…

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10 Tips for 10x Application Performance

Improving web application performance is more critical than ever. The share of economic activity that's online is growing; more than 5% of the developed world’s economy is now on the Internet (see Resources for Internet Statistics below). And our always‑on, hyper‑connected modern world means that user expectations are higher than ever. If your site does not…

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