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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 production‑ready features on top of 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.

Why NGINX Plus?

Cost effective

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

Flexible and portable

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

Automated

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

Features

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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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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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, Memcached, PHP‑FPM, SCGI, uwsgi
  • Stream HTTP video: FLV, HDS, HLS, MP4
  • HTTP/2 gateway

Security controls

Protect your applications:

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

Dynamic modules

Dynamically plug in additional features:

  • nginScript module for JavaScript configuration
  • GeoIP modules to locate users by IP address (requires MaxMind GeoIP database)
  • Build tool for compiling your own custom modules
  • Single sign‑on modules: ForgeRock, IDF Connect, and Ping Identity *
  • Dynamic modules repository *
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Monitoring

Diagnose and debug complex application architectures:

  • Monitor NGINX metrics and validate configuration with NGINX Amplify
  • Plug-ins for AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace, and New Relic
  • 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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High availability (HA) *

Scalable and reliable HA deployments:

  • Active-active and active-passive HA modes
  • Configuration synchronization between servers in a cluster
  • Easy installation with built‑in script
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Kubernetes Ingress controller

Create Kubernetes applications with NGINX Plus in front:

  • Load balancing w/ SSL/TLS termination
  • WebSocket and HTTP/2 support
  • URI rewriting before request is forwarded to application
  • Session persistence *
  • JWT authentication *
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Programmability

Dynamically deploy custom architectures:

  • nginScript scripting language, based on JavaScript
  • Lua scripting language
  • Ansible, Chef, and Puppet integration
  • API for managing upstream servers, key‑value stores, and real‑time metrics *

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 bit-rate VOD: HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) *
  • Bandwidth controls for MP4 streaming *
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Technical Specifications

Distributions

CPUs

Monitoring tools and plug-ins

IaaS

* Denotes NGINX Plus exclusive feature

For more information about specific supported OS versions, see our documentation.

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Web server

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    Dual-stack RSA/ECC SSL/TLS offload

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Dynamic modules repository

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Activity monitoring

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    AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic     plug-ins

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Programmability

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