Nginx | HTML | HTTP | HTTPS
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.