Archive for posts tagged "Nginx"

Nginx (pronounced “engine-x”) is an open source reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer, HTTP cache, and a web server (origin server). The nginx project started with a strong focus on high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. It is licensed under the 2-clause BSD-like license and it runs on Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, as well as on other *nix flavors. It also has a proof of concept port for Microsoft Windows. Wikipedia

Nginx HaProxy Varnish Comparison

Today we are going to explore the basic differences between the three most popular Proxy solutions: Nginx HaProxy Varnish Comparison. As your application grows and you need to scale in order to support traffic, DevOps and SysAdmins choose this three options to proxy their content to their backend servers. Let’s try to see first what […] Read more

Scaling CloudFlare’s Massive WAF

CloudFlare wants to provide a WAF to a very large number of customers. To do so meant two things: being compatible with the existing mod_security WAF so that we could leverage existing rulesets and allow people familiar with mod_security (both CloudFlare people and customers) to write new rules. Read more