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Nginx proxy and load-balancing overview

Nginx Proxy and Upstream Modules

Nginx continues to gain market share and is probably the most viable open-source HTTP server currently competing against Apache today. With its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, Nginx is able to scale extremely well and can outperform Apache under heavy loads. Couple this with its support for proxying WebSocket protocol, and you’ve got a solid choice for a reverse proxy or load balancer.

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