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This NGINX wiki is now archived, and no longer maintained or updated, and the content will be taken down at some stage in the near future. Please refer to docs.nginx.com for the latest on NGINX documentation.
NGINX is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. NGINX is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.
NGINX is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K problem. Unlike traditional servers, NGINX doesn’t rely on threads to handle requests. Instead it uses a much more scalable event-driven (asynchronous) architecture. This architecture uses small, but more importantly, predictable amounts of memory under load. Even if you don’t expect to handle thousands of simultaneous requests, you can still benefit from NGINX’s high-performance and small memory footprint. NGINX scales in all directions: from the smallest VPS all the way up to large clusters of servers.
NGINX powers several high-visibility sites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, CloudFlare, Airbnb, WordPress.com, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zynga, Eventbrite, Zappos, Media Temple, Heroku, RightScale, Engine Yard, StackPath, CDN77 and many others.
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Various ways to download and install NGINX.
How to control NGINX from the commandline.
Useful collection of community-submitted configurations.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about NGINX.
NGINX configuration issues that we see frequently and how to resolve them.
How to use some of NGINX's essential debugging features.
How to use reStructuredText to write documentation for the NGINX wiki.
How to submit your contributions to the NGINX wiki.
How to use Sphinx to translate documentation.