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What Is NGINX Plus?

NGINX Plus is a software load balancer, web server, and content cache built on top of open source NGINX. NGINX Plus has exclusive enterprise‑grade features beyond what's available in the open source offering, including session persistence, configuration via API, and active health checks. Use NGINX Plus instead of your hardware load balancer and get the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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Why NGINX Plus?

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Cost Effective

Save more than 80% compared to hardware ADCs, without sacrificing performance or functionality

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Flexible and Portable

Deploy anywhere: public cloud, private cloud, bare metal, virtual machines, and containers

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Automated

Save time by performing common tasks through the built‑in NGINX Plus API

Features

NGINX Load Balancer

Load Balancer

Extend traditional load balancing with software:

  • HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing
  • Layer 7 request routing using URI, cookie, args, and more
  • Session persistence based on cookies *
  • Active health checks on status code and response body *
  • Service discovery using DNS *
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NGINX Content Cache

Content Cache

Use the same cache that powers the world’s largest CDNs:

  • Cache static and dynamic content
  • Improve dynamic content performance with microcaching
  • Serve “stale” content while revalidating in the background to improve performance
  • Override or set Cache-Control headers
  • Manage the cache easily with the cache‑purging API *
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NGINX Web Server

Web Server

Deliver static assets with unparallelled speed and efficiency:

  • Handle hundreds of thousands of clients simultaneously
  • Use up to 90% less memory than other web servers
  • Reverse proxy multiple protocols: HTTP, gRPC, memcached, PHP‑FPM, SCGI, uwsgi
  • Stream HTTP video: FLV, HDS, HLS, MP4
  • HTTP/2 gateway with HTTP/2 server push support
NGINX Security

Security Controls

Protect your applications:

  • Request and connection limiting
  • Dual‑stack RSA/ECC SSL/TLS offloading
  • IP address‑based access control lists (ACLs)
  • JWT authentication for APIs and OpenID Connect single sign‑on (SSO) *
  • NGINX WAF dynamic module *
NGINX Modules

Dynamic Modules

Dynamically plug in additional features:

  • NGINX JavaScript module to run JavaScript code during request processing
  • GeoIP modules to locate users by IP address (requires MaxMind GeoIP database)
  • SSO modules: ForgeRock, IDF Connect, and Ping Identity *
  • Build tool for compiling your own custom modules
  • Dynamic modules repository *
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NGINX live activity monitoring

Monitoring

Diagnose and debug complex application architectures:

  • Monitor NGINX metrics and validate configuration with NGINX Amplify
  • Plug‑ins for AppDynamics, Datadog, and Dynatrace
  • Extended status with more than 90 unique metrics *
  • Built‑in, real‑time graphical dashboard *
  • JSON and HTML output for integration with custom monitoring tools *
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NGINX HA High Availability

High Availability (HA) *

Scalable and reliable HA deployments:

  • Active‑active and active‑passive HA modes
  • Configuration synchronization among NGINX Plus servers in a cluster
  • State sharing for features including Sticky‑Learn session persistence, rate limiting, and key‑value stores
  • Easy installation with built‑in script
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Kubernetes Ingress Controller

Create Kubernetes applications with NGINX Plus in front:

  • Load balancing with SSL/TLS termination
  • WebSocket and HTTP/2 support
  • URI rewriting before request is forwarded to application
  • Prometheus exporter for monitoring
  • Session persistence and health checks *
  • JWT authentication *
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NGINX Programmability

Programmability

Dynamically deploy custom architectures:

  • NGINX JavaScript module for scripting and advanced configurations
  • Lua scripting language
  • Ansible, Chef, and Puppet integration
  • API for managing upstream servers, key‑value stores, and real‑time metrics *
  • Dynamic reconfiguration without process reloads *

Streaming Media

Scalably deliver streaming media:

  • Live streaming: RTMP, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • VOD: Flash (flv), MP4
  • Adaptive‑bitrate VOD: HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) *
  • Bandwidth controls for MP4 streaming *
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Technical Specifications

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* Denotes NGINX Plus exclusive feature

For more technical specifications and lists of features and modules, see our documentation.

FeaturesOSSNGINX Plus
Web server
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Origin server for static content
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Reverse proxy for HTTP, FastCGI, memcached, SCGI, uwsgi
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    gRPC proxy
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    HTTP/2 server push
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
Security controls
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Dual‑stack RSA/ECC SSL/TLS offload
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    NGINX Web Application Firewall (additional cost)
‘Yes’
Activity monitoring
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace plug‑ins
‘Yes’
Programmability
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
Dynamic reconfiguration without process reloads
‘Yes’
    Live streaming: RTMP, HLS, DASH
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    VOD: Flash (flv), MP4
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Adaptive bitrate VOD: HLS, HDS
‘Yes’
    MP4 bandwidth controls
‘Yes’

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