Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Support Options

Getting support for NGINX software is easy, whether from the experts at NGINX or from the broad community of NGINX users and contributors.

Community Support

The NGINX mailing list is operated and moderated by the NGINX community.

What Does Commercial Support Cover?

Use of NGINX Open Source and NGINX Solutions

The purchase of an NGINX subscription covers EITHER binaries for NGINX Plus, NGINX API Connectivity Manager, NGINX Ingress Controller, NGINX Service Mesh, and NGINX Instance Manager OR prebuilt binary builds of NGINX Open Source obtained from Each individual installation of NGINX software must be covered by a separate support subscription.

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Assistance with Installation
For architectural assistance and complex designs, work with our Professional Services organization.  If you encounter challenges with the installation process, Support can provide some guidance for you.
Debugging and Error Correction

If you experience an error, we work to reproduce it, and fix it or provide a workaround – we will respond to a raised issue, and begin investigation for critical issues, within the agreed SLA time. Fixes are incorporated into the next product update, and the QA cycle is adjusted for regression testing.

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Security Notifications

Security issues are rare and unlikely, but if they happen we let you know about the implications and the solution directly, as quickly as possible.

Software Updates

New NGINX Plus builds and updated documentation are provided quarterly through the dedicated customer support portal. Open source builds are updated approximately monthly.

Documentation Discrepancies

Uncertain about something in the documentation? Or maybe something doesn’t seem right. If you have a question, we get you a precise answer within the agreed SLA time frame.

Support and Services

We offer two levels of support for our customers across all products.

FeaturesF5 StandardF5 Premium
Number of incidentsUnlimitedUnlimited
Support hoursBusiness Hours24x7
Email supportYesYes
Phone supportYesYes
Response timeBy severity level SLA ranges from 30 minutes (urgent) to 24 hours (low)​By severity level SLA ranges from 30 minutes (urgent) to 24 hours (low)​
Answers about documentationAs aboveAs above
Hot bug fixesYesYes
Software updatesMajor and MinorMajor and Minor
Support for third-party modulesYesYes
Support for NGINX UnitNoYes
Support for NGINX Management Suite API Connectivity ManagerYesYes
Support for NGINX Management Suite Instance ManagerNoYes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What versions of NGINX Plus, NGINX API Connectivity Manager, NGINX Instance Manager, NGINX App Protect, and NGINX Plus Ingress Controller are supported?

We advise users to run the most recent release of NGINX software, because we issue updates to the most recent release only. We proactively notify all subscribers when updates are available. We provide technical support for the current release, and releases that launched within two years of the launch date of the current release. For release information, please see the release notes for NGINX Plus, NGINX API Connectivity Manager, NGINX Instance Manager, NGINX App Protect, and NGINX Plus Ingress Controller.

How do I create a support ticket?

To create a support ticket, please use the email addresses (for you and for NGINX engineering) in your support contract to send and receive support case information. With both F5 Standard and F5 Premium support subscriptions, you can get support by phone for critical issues.

How do I get support for NGINX software?

You can purchase an NGINX Plus subscription to cover each supported instance of NGINX Plus or NGINX Open Source.

What SLA can NGINX guarantee?

NGINX guarantees an SLA of 30 minutes for the initial contact in new high‑severity support query. Please contact us to learn more.

How is the open source product supported?

NGINX supports binary builds of NGINX Open Source that are obtained from the repositories. Purchase an F5 Standard or F5 Premium support subscription for each NGINX Open Source instance that requires support, and use a prebuilt NGINX Open Source binary instead of an NGINX Plus binary. NGINX does not support binaries that you build from source yourself or binary distributions obtained from other sources.

How does NGINX support third-party modules?

NGINX provides commercially reasonable efforts support for the optional third‑party modules that we build and maintain. A list of these modules is available on our Technical Specifications page. Support coverage may be limited to one hour per query and referred to NGINX Professional Services if necessary.

We do not support custom or third‑party modules that are not listed on our Technical Specifications page. We may ask for such modules to be disabled before providing support.

What happens when my support expires?

After your support contract expires, you are no longer licensed to use NGINX Plus or obtain support from NGINX. Access to NGINX Plus updates will be prohibited, and you must stop and delete your NGINX Plus instances. Please contact us to renew your NGINX Plus subscription.

How can I get design or consultancy help?

If you need help with architecture, design, or configuration, our Professional Services team can help you translate your requirements into an optimized NGINX configuration. Please contact us to learn more.

How can I get proactive notifications of new releases and security updates?

Please register users at We email all details of new NGINX Plus releases and any critical security updates to these users. Please also refer to the NGINX Plus release notes and security updates which are updated regularly. Users of NGINX Amplify can also find version and security advisory information in their system reports.

How does the NGINX support process change after the F5 acquisition announcement?

Technical Support and Professional Services for both NGINX and F5 will continue to run independently, as separate entities. Customers of both NGINX and F5 should continue to access entitled services as they did before the acquisition announcement.