William Jiang

JavaScript,PHP,Node,Perl,LAMP Web Developer – http://williamjxj.com; https://github.com/williamjxj?tab=repositories



According to wiki, nginx is an open source Web server and a reverse proxy server for HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols, with a strong focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage.

From Nginx website, it give more detail features:
NGINX is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet benefit from using NGINX because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility and security.

  • Ultra-fast web server for static and dynamic content
  • High concurrency HTTP proxy with load balancing and caching
  • FastCGI, WSGI, SCGI, Memcached/NoSQL
  • Connection and request throttling
  • Comprehensive access control
  • Compression and content filters
  • Non-stop live binary upgrades and configuration
  • Custom logging
  • Embedded scripting
  • Virtual hosts
  • HTTP media streaming
  • Mail proxy for SMTP/IMAP/POP3 with TLS
  • Simple, logical, scalable configuration
  • Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX and Windows

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