NGINX is a powerful HTTP web server that also doubles as a reverse proxy server, a mail proxy server, and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server, making it an amazing web server to get your hands on. This high-performance server has become popular for offering stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. It is also one of the few servers that address the C10K problem.
The web server is already popular among bigwigs such as Netflix, Hulu, Airbnb, Heroku, and GitHub for its use of a more scalable event-driven (asynchronous) architecture compared to the common thread-based request handling system.
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