Nginx

Nginx
Nginx logo.svg
Original author(s)Igor Sysoev
Developer(s)Nginx, Inc.
Initial release4 October 2004 (2004-10-04)[1]
Stable release1.18.0[2] (21 April 2020 (2020-04-21)) [±]
Preview release1.19.2[3] (11 August 2020 (2020-08-11)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC[4]
Operating systemBSD variants, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Windows,[5] and other *nix flavors[6]
TypeWeb server, reverse/mail proxy server
License2-clause BSD[7]
Websitenginx.org Edit this at Wikidata

Nginx (pronounced "engine X",[8] /ˌɛnɪnˈɛks/ EN-jin-EKS), stylized as NGINX or nginx or NginX, is a web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. The software was created by Igor Sysoev and publicly released in 2004.[9] Nginx is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the 2-clause BSD license. A large fraction of web servers use NGINX,[10] often as a load balancer.[11]

A company of the same name was founded in 2011 to provide support and Nginx Plus paid software.[12] In March 2019, the company was acquired by F5 Networks for $670 million.[13]

As of February 2020, Netcraft estimated Nginx served 36.48 percent of all active websites ranked, ranking it first, above Apache at 24.51 percent,[14] while according to W3Techs, Apache is ranked first at 40.1 percent and Nginx second at 31.8 percent.[15]

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  2. ^ "CHANGES-1.18". nginx.org.
  3. ^ "CHANGES". nginx.org. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
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  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference LICENSE was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference Sysoev was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference Mobily was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference netcraft2017 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference Linode was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference D was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ "F5 acquires NGINX for $670M to move into open-source, multi-cloud services". TechCrunch. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Netcraft February 2020 Web Server Survey". Netcraft. Netcraft. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Usage Statistics and Market Share of Web Servers, March 2020". w3techs.com. Retrieved 4 March 2020.

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