Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

NGINX, the open source web server developer, today announced that it has named LeaseWeb, a leading hosting provider, as its preferred infrastructure partner. By bringing together the speed and flexibility of one of the world’s top web server software with LeaseWeb’s first-class global infrastructure services, the two companies will further enhance the quality of their customers’ experience.

“A reliable and secure hosting environment with optimal uptime is very important to us. We are extremely impressed with LeaseWeb’s infrastructure, performance and stability. This made selecting LeaseWeb as our preferred infrastructure partner a logical next step”, said Andrew Alexeev, co-founder of NGINX.

Over 25% of the world’s top 1000 high traffic websites use NGINX, making it the second most popular open source web server of the Internet. Among the companies using NGINX today are well-known online services such as Dropbox, Groupon, WordPress and SourceForge. LeaseWeb, in turn, is one of the largest Internet infrastructure and hosting providers in Europe and the USA, serving many high-profile clients such as Kelkoo, Starbucks and Wikimedia.

The two companies started collaborating during the development of LeaseWeb’s new Content Delivery Network (CDN) infrastructure. Utilizing NGINX products, LeaseWeb’s CDN will enable customers to serve web content more quickly and economically, wherever they are in the world. The combination of LeaseWeb’s high performance Internet services and NGINX’s unmatched speed and scalability ensures greater web infrastructure efficiency at affordable cost. Based on the success of the partnership and the state-of-the-art hosting solutions within a first-class worldwide network, NGINX has now chosen LeaseWeb as its preferred infrastructure partner.

“NGINX was our first choice as a performance caching solution for our CDN. We now work closely together on the optimization of this cutting-edge service,” said Robert van der Meulen, Manager Research & Product Development, LeaseWeb. “We are very proud to be named Preferred Infrastructure Partner based on our collaboration.”

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Now the world’s second most popular web server, NGINX enables companies to dynamically adjust to a new reality of rapid Internet evolution without incurring unnecessary costs in capital investments or time. In its almost 10 years of history, NGINX has developed into flexible and scalable open source software, which includes a high-performance, high-concurrency edge web server for static and dynamic content; Layer 7 load balancing; reverse proxy for HTTP, SMTP, IMAP and POP3; caching engine and SSL offloading. In July 2011, Igor Sysoev, the author of NGINX, started NGINX, Inc., the company providing commercial services for NGINX. For more information, please visit

About LeaseWeb

Established in the Netherlands in 1997 LeaseWeb is a quality hosting provider offering advanced infrastructure solutions for a global market. It has a network uptime of 99.999% and currently offers its customers access to a network of more than 2.3 Tbps. Services include dedicated servers, virtualization and cloud, colocation and tailor-made IT infrastructure solutions. LeaseWeb’s growing infrastructure currently spans eight datacenters in the Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels and Washington DC regions, connecting with major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb peers on Internet Exchanges in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Luxembourg, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Madrid.

The company offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to a wide range of industries, including accounting, banking and financial services, engineering, healthcare, manufacturing and technology, as well as the smallest start-ups seeking to develop a presence on the internet. Customers include Wikimedia, Heineken, Starbucks, Kelkoo, Univ, AFAS and Twenga. LeaseWeb partners with the IT industry’s leading enterprises, including Microsoft, VMware, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Juniper, cPanel and Parallels. For more information, please


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