What Is Nginx Hosting?

Nginx hosting is a HTTP reverse proxy open source web server that is now being implemented to get the extra speed boost for the website server load. Nginx pronounced as engine-x was created in 2002 by Igor Sysoev a Russian developer and first implemented in 2004 as a HTTP server. Nginx Inc. was incorporated in 2011 with offices in Moscow and San Francisco.

Nginx is becoming a popular alternative to the Apache. Nginx is compatible and supports several of the operating systems like FreeBSD, RedHat, Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE, Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2. Nginx also serves as a HTTP cache server, an IMAP/POP3 mail proxy server and load balancer. Nginx is normally used on the VPS and dedicated servers but is not offered on a shared platform.

Nginx adopts an event-driven architecture (EDA) which gives it capabilities to handle multiple clients on a thread unlike in the case of an Apache server where one thread is meant only for one user. Nginx also requires lesser RAM while handling large number of requests.  It offers high scalability and is more effective in managing large traffic flow without any spikes. Nginx also caches static content and provides a quicker upload time for websites.

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