Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a web server commonly used to serve static content such as HTML and media files, and acts as a reverse proxy for HTTP, HTTPS, and other protocols. It is known for its high performance, low resource consumption and ability to handle a large number of simultaneous connections.

Nginx is often used in conjunction with other technologies such as databases and caching servers to create scalable and high-performance web applications. It can also be used as a load balancer to distribute incoming traffic across multiple servers, or as a reverse proxy to forward requests to backend servers.

Some other technologies that are commonly used with Nginx are:

PHP: a server-side scripting language commonly used to create dynamic web applications.
MySQL: a popular open source relational database management system.
Redis: an in-memory data structure store commonly used as a caching layer for web applications.
Memcached: a distributed memory caching system used to speed up dynamic web applications by reducing the number of database queries required.

Overall, Nginx is a versatile and powerful tool for developing and deploying web applications and is used by companies and organizations of all sizes.

BITS experts have used Nginx in a wide range of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.


Migration of a Java business application to Docker as well as startup within a Kubernetes cluster

In this project, the task was to migrate a hotel management software consisting of Java backend, relational database and Angular frontend from a native server environment to a Kubernetes cluster. At the same time, the Kubernetes cluster was designed, rebuilt and commissioned.

Development and operation of the DACH wide Internet e-commerce platform

Together with drink now GmbH, a specialist in beverage sales, BITS GmbH has set up and operates the Internet e-commerce platform as a strategic IT partner successful to this day.

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