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Basically, Nginx is a web server. It can act as a reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer and an HTTP cache. Nginx is the world’s most popular open source variant. But actually Nginx is an awesome, extreme high-speed 'can-do-everything' alternative for usally expensive load balancer solutions and more. We use Nginx in many of our WSO2 related projects for the simple fact that is creates a simple but very effective high avaliability setup in just minutes.
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Usually, if you are in the need of a strong load balancer solution for optimal high avaliablity, we us Nginx (plus) at the front of our WSO2 setup to handle all HTTP(s) requests, and we us Nginx (plus) at the back of our WSO2 setup to also internally load balance the database cluster, for instance MySQL of ClustrixDB.
And so much more. Bottom-line: Nginx get the job done!
Yenlo is a fan of Nginx. We know the technology very well and applied it with succes in several projects. So no worries, we got you covered all the way from implementation till support and everything in between. Contact us for more information.