NGINX Plus Release 6 (R6)

NGINX open source build 1.7.11, 14 April 2015

NGINX Plus R6 is a feature release:

  • TCP proxy enhancements (health checks, dynamic reconfiguration, SSL support, logging, status counters)
  • New Least-Time load-balancing algorithm
  • Support for unbuffered upload (proxy_request_buffering directive)
  • Proxy SSL authentication support for HTTP and uWSGI
  • Proxy cache enhancements (variables in value of proxy_cache directive, new use_temp_path parameter to proxy_cache_path directive)
  • Mail proxy supports client SSL certificates
  • Enhancement to Autoindex module (new autoindex_format directive)
  • New live activity monitoring dashboard
  • In the NGINX Plus Extras package:
    • Lua module updated to version 0.9.16rc1
    • Phusion Passenger Open Source module updated to version 4.0.59
    • set-misc module updated to version 0.28

NGINX Plus R6 is supported on:

  • CentOS 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • Debian 6, 7, 8
  • FreeBSD 9.3, 10.1
  • Oracle Linux 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • RHEL 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • SLES 11 SP3, 12
  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 14.04, 14.10

The NGINX Plus Extras package has additional dependencies.

More information: Announcing NGINX Plus Release 6 with Enhanced Load Balancing, High Availability, and Monitoring Features

NGINX Plus Release 5 (R5)

NGINX open source build 1.7.7, 2 December 2014

NGINX Plus R5 is a feature release:

  • Proxying and load balancing of raw TCP traffic (the stream module)
  • Sticky session timeout now applies from the most recent request in the session
  • Upstream “draining” can be used to remove an upstream server without interrupting any user sessions (new drain parameter to the upstream_conf directive)
  • Improved control over request retries in the event of failure, based on number of tries and time; also available for FastCGI, memcached, SCGI, and uWSGI modules
  • Vary field in response header is correctly handled for caching (multiple variants of the same resource can be cached); note that the on-disk cache format has changed, so upgrading to R5 invalidates cached content
  • Improved caching support for byte-range requests
  • Control of upstream bandwidth (new proxy_limit_rate directive)
  • In the NGINX Plus Extras package:
    • Lua module updated to version 0.9.13
    • Phusion Passenger Open Source module updated to version 4.0.53
  • In the NGINX Plus Lua package:
    • Lua module updated to version 0.9.13

NGINX Plus R5 is supported on:

  • CentOS 5.9, 6.5, 7.0
  • Debian 6, 7
  • FreeBSD 9.3, 10.0
  • Oracle Linus 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • RHEL 5.9, 6.5, 7.0
  • SLES 11 SP3, 12
  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 14.04, 14.10

The NGINX Plus Extras and NGINX Plus Lua packages have additional dependencies.

More information: NGINX Plus R5 Released

NGINX Plus Release 4 (R4)

NGINX open source build 1.7.3, 24 July 2014

NGINX Plus R4 is a feature release:

  • Ability to verify back-end SSL certificates
  • Support for SNI while working with SSL back ends
  • Passphrases for SSL private keys can now be stored in an external file
  • New load balancing method based on user-defined keys with optional consistency
  • New session affinity mechanism (sticky learn) based on server-initiated sessions
  • Cache revalidation now uses If-None-Match header field when possible
  • Conditional logging for requests (new if parameter to the access_log directive)
  • Ability to retrieve a subset of the live activity monitoring data
  • MP4 module now supports the end query argument which sets the endpoint of playback
  • In the NGINX Plus Extras package:
    • Lua module updated to version 0.9.10
    • Phusion Passenger Open Source module updated to version 4.0.45
  • In the NGINX Plus Lua package:
    • Lua module updated to version 0.9.10

NGINX Plus R4 is supported on:

  • CentOS 5.9, 6.5, 7.0
  • Debian 6, 7
  • FreeBSD 9.2, 10.0
  • Oracle Linus 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • RHEL 5.9, 6.5, 7.0<
  • SLES 11 SP3
  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 14.04

The NGINX Plus Extras and NGINX Plus Lua packages have additional dependencies.

More information: NGINX Plus R4 Released

NGINX Plus Release 3 (R3)

NGINX open source build 1.5.12-1, 2 April 2014

NGINX Plus R3 is a feature release:

  • Automatic re-resolution of hostnames in upstream groups allows group members to be updated on-the-fly using DNS
  • New connection limits and an internal connection queue protect servers from connection overload and improve connection scheduling by NGINX Plus’ load balancing
  • Support for PROXY protocol
  • SPDY support has been updated to comply with draft 3.1
  • Additional controls over SSL have been added to control the use of session tickets and reduce time to first byte
  • Support for IPv6 DNS resolution support

NGINX Plus R3 is supported on:

  • CentOS 5.9, 6.5
  • Debian 6, 7
  • FreeBSD 9.2, 10.0
  • Oracle Linus 5.10+, 6.5+, 7.0
  • RHEL 5.9, 6.5<
  • SLES 11 SP3
  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.10, 14.04

The NGINX Plus Extras and NGINX Plus Lua packages have additional dependencies.

More information: NGINX Plus R3 Released

Security Update to NGINX Plus Release 2 (R2)

NGINX open source build 1.5.7-4, 21 March 2014

  • Fixes vulnerability in experimental SPDY implementation in open source build 1.5.7-3 and earlier.

Functional Update to NGINX Plus R2

NGINX open source build 1.5.7-3, 5 March 2014

  • NGINX Plus now correctly applies the value set with the client_max_body_size directive when processing HTTP requests that contain chunk-encoded body data.

Functional Update to NGINX Plus R2

NGINX open source build 1.5.7-2, 13 February 2014

  • Updates to MP4 and HLS streaming functionality
  • Fix for premature closing of connections when using SPDY with proxy cache
  • Updates to implementation of SPDY/2
  • Added status.html file for live activity monitoring, missing from some packages

NGINX Plus Release 2 (R2)

NGINX open source build 1.5.7-1, 12 December 2013

NGINX Plus R2 is a feature release of NGINX Plus:

  • Enhanced sticky routing support
  • Additional status metrics for virtual hosts and cache zones
  • Cache purge support (also available for FastCGI)
  • Support for cache revalidation
  • Support for authorization based on the result of a subrequest (new ngx_http_auth_request_module module)

NGINX Plus Initial Release (R1)

NGINX open source build 1.5.3-1, 22 August 2013

NGINX Plus is the fully supported, commercial version of NGINX. It includes most NGINX open source modules and adds further features:

  • Application health checks
  • Live activity monitoring (implemented in the Extended Status module)
  • Advanced load balancing
  • On-the-fly reconfiguration of load-balanced upstream groups
  • Extended logging capabilities
  • High availability setup
  • Adaptive media streaming