What is NGINX?
NGINX is a free open-source web server, serving multiple purposes. It can be employed as a reverse proxy, load balancer or HTTP cache.
NGINX provides many HTTP proxy and Web server features. It is able to handle a huge amount of simultaneous connections, provides reverse proxy with caching, takes care of load balancing and handles files.
NGINX also offers multiple mail proxy features and other handy services.
Frequently asked questions
What does NGINX stand for?
NGINX is an open source software that supports web, caching, reverse proxy, load balancing, and media streaming.
What features does NGINX provide?
NGINX HTTP server capability allows maximum performance and stability. It can also act as an email proxy (IMAP, POP3, SMTP) as well as reverse proxy and load balancing for HTTP, UDP and TCP servers.
Does LiveAgent leverage NGINX?
NGINX is used by LiveAgent. It is recommended to use it as a reverse proxy to terminate SSL connections and with the help of the push-stream module to speed up overall application performance.