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Wondering about the value you gain from upgrading from NGINX Open Source to NGINX Plus?

Check out this side-by-side comparison of popular features and use cases.

FeaturesNGINX Open SourceNGINX Plus
Load balancer
    HTTP and TCP/UDP support
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
Content cache
Web server and reverse proxy
    Origin server for static content
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Reverse proxy: HTTP, FastCGI, memcached, SCGI, uwsgi
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    gRPC proxy
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
Security controls
    Dual‑stack RSA/ECC SSL/TLS offload
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    TLS 1.3 support
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    OpenID Connect single sign‑on (SSO)
‘Yes’
    NGINX App Protect (additional cost)
‘Yes’
    Monitoring
    Export to external monitoring tools
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Built-in dashboard
‘Yes’
High availability (HA)
    State sharing: sticky‑learn session persistence, rate limiting, key‑value stores
‘Yes’
Programmability
    Dynamic reconfiguration without process reloads
‘Yes’
Streaming media
    Live streaming: RTMP, HLS, DASH
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    VOD: Flash (FLV), MP4
‘Yes’
‘Yes’
    Adaptive bitrate VOD: HLS, HDS
‘Yes’
Third-party ecosystem
    OpenShift Router
‘Yes’
‘Yes’