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Nginx (pronounced "engine x" /ˌɛndʒɪnˈɛks/ 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. 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, often as a load balancer.
|Original author(s)||Igor Sysoev|
|Initial release||4 October 2004|
1.23.3 / 13 December 2022
|Operating system||BSD variants, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and other *nix flavors|
|Type||Web server, reverse/mail proxy server|
A company of the same name was founded in 2011 to provide support and NGINX Plus paid software. In March 2019, the company was acquired by F5, Inc. for $670 million.