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Nginx (pronounced "engine x"[7] /ˌɛnɪnˈɛks/ EN-jin-EKS, stylized as NGINX) is a web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. The software was created by Igor Sysoev and publicly released in 2004.[8] Nginx is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the 2-clause BSD license. A large fraction of web servers use Nginx,[9] often as a load balancer.[10]

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Original author(s)Igor Sysoev
Developer(s)F5, Inc.
Initial release4 October 2004; 18 years ago (2004-10-04)[1]
Stable release
1.23.3[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 13 December 2022
Written inC[3]
Operating systemBSD variants, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Microsoft Windows,[4] and other *nix flavors[5]
TypeWeb server, reverse/mail proxy server
LicenseFreeBSD license[6] Edit this at Wikidata

A company of the same name was founded in 2011 to provide support and NGINX Plus paid software.[11] In March 2019, the company was acquired by F5, Inc. for $670 million.[12]