Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

SAN FRANCISCO – June 4, 2014 – NGINX, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced that it is the number one web server for the top 10,000 busiest websites in the world. The news underscores the growing need for maximum speed, performance and reliability for today’s websites, regardless of the size of the site or the scope of its traffic demand.

According to W3Techs, a company that collects information about the usage of various types of technologies used for building and running websites, the majority (approximately 39.4 percent) of the world’s top 10,000 busiest websites trust NGINX as their web server of choice. W3Techs also consistently pegs NGINX as the number one web server for the top 1,000 busiest websites on the Internet with 39.3 percent of the market leveraging its technology—a lead held since July 3, 2013. Interestingly, the company’s fastest growing segment stems not from the busiest sites on the internet, but from businesses that value predictable website performance. NGINX is now trusted by 20.8 percent of all websites, up from 14.8 percent in just three months.

“This is a significant milestone for our company and for our technology, and we’re proud of the traction we’re seeing in the market,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. “Our position as the number one web server in the world for the busiest sites on the internet is a clear testament to our efforts helping leading companies maximize the performance of their websites. NGINX’s growing popularity across the board results from our commitment to deliver all businesses with a fast, predictable and reliable website experience.”

NGINX’s commercial success stems from its commitment to the open source community. NGINX delivers open source releases monthly, and just last week the company announced the release of NGINX 1.7.1. This included several new features, such as syslog integration for access and error logs which was previously only available to subscribers to the commercial version of the product.

“NGINX focuses on being a high performance and scalable webserver, while NGINX Plus, our commercial product, extends the product’s capabilities into load balancing and application delivery. Our open source product benefits from huge community involvement along with the intelligence of our core engineering team,” added Robertson. “With version 1.7.1, we saw a commercial feature as a perfect resource for the open source offering—and wanted to make it readily available to the community at large.”

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About NGINX, Inc.

Based in San Francisco, NGINX, Inc. is the high performance web acceleration company, providing products, solutions and services for its renowned open source software, NGINX and its NGINX Plus commercial offering. Run by the busiest websites on the Internet, NGINX enables companies to match increasing demand for faster web experiences at scale.

Today NGINX serves more than 146 million sites on the Internet. Successful online services such as Netflix, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb,, Box, Instagram, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zappos, and Yandex, use NGINX as part of their infrastructure. For more information about NGINX, Inc., please visit


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