NGINX is a web server that is known for its high performance, stability, and low resource consumption. It can be used to serve static files, as a reverse proxy, and as a load balancer.
NGINX is written in C and runs on Unix-like operating systems, including Linux and macOS. It is open source software and is widely used on the Internet, with over 20% of the top 1,000 websites using NGINX as of 2021.
One of the main benefits of using NGINX is its ability to handle a large number of concurrent connections with a small memory footprint. It is also highly customizable, with a range of modules available for extending its functionality.
NGINX is often used in conjunction with other software such as MySQL and PHP to create dynamic web pages. It can also be used as a caching server to improve the performance of websites by temporarily storing frequently-accessed data in memory.