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What is nginx?

Published on January 20, 2021 · Updated on January 20, 2021
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By Lyn Muldrow
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What is nginx?

Nginx, pronounced engine-x, is an open source web server used for serving static or dynamic websites, reverse proxying, load balancing, and other HTTP and proxy server capabilities.

Created in 2004 by Igor Sysoev to handle large amounts of concurrent connections, Nginx is a popular web server used to host some of the largest and most high-traffic sites on the internet.

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