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Nginx 'an ideal HTTP server'

09/28/2012 | Internet hosting |

Server users searching for open-source software designed with performance and low memory usage in mind may want to consider Nginx. Developed by a Moscow-based team, the software acts as a web server and reverse proxy server for HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols and is in use at many popular websites, as well as blogging platform Wordpress and internet video streaming service Netflix, which utilises Nginx due to its "proven scalability and performance".

It is designed to deliver dynamic HTTP content over a network and differs from competitors such as the Apache HTTP server by handling requests in an asynchronous manner, making it more stable under high loads and ensuring memory is used as efficiently as possible. Among the key features are its ability to handle over 10,000 simultaneous connections while maintaining a low memory footprint, support for IPv6, the ability to stream FLV and MP4 video formats, IP-based geolocation and bandwidth throttling capabilities.

Data from Netcraft highlights the extent to which Nginx is in use around the world, with the firm's August 2012 Web Server Survey showing it is the third most widely used web server across all domains, being used by 11.53% of the 628,170,204 million sites surveyed. This was a 0.44% increase on data from July 2012, but it was still some way behind Apache, which was used by over half (59.39%) of the sites that responded to Netcraft's request for data.

Furthermore, it held the second largest market share for active sites across all domains with 12.31% of the market. It was again behind Apache, which held 54.96%, but ahead of Microsoft and Google.

Nginx has been tested on a wide array of operating systems, ranging from platforms such as Windows XP and Mac OS X to Linux builds and FreeBSD, so compatibility should not be an issue for firms that decide to use it to meet their HTTP server needs.



Could Parallels Plesk Panel help control your hosting?

09/28/2012 | Internet hosting |

Companies looking for dedicated servers on which to host websites will need a quality control panel in order to make the most of their site, with one option for this being Parallels Plesk Panel. Accor ...


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Could OpenVZ help meet virtualisation goals?

09/27/2012 | Data centers |

Could OpenVZ help meet virtualisation goals? If you're looking to use a dedicated server to run solutions such as Virtual Private Servers (VPS), a high-quality virtualisation package will be essential. Therefore, it may be a good idea ...


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What to look for in a hosting provider

09/26/2012 | Internet hosting |

What to look for in a hosting provider If you're looking to increase the visibility of your business, having a good website is obviously a must. But with a wide range of hosting applications providers out there to help with this, it c ...


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What our Supermicro servers can offer to you

09/21/2012 | Data centers |

When you're looking to set up a hosted data center or web hosting platform, you'll find there are a wide range of dedicated servers with instant setup available at SnelServer.com. Wheth ...


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Is Debian the right choice for your web server?

09/20/2012 | Internet hosting |

Choosing an operating system on which to run web hosting is one of the most important decisions you need to make when you have secured dedicated servers to use as a platform. There are a range of ...


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Simplicity and ease of use key benefits of WordPress

09/19/2012 | Internet hosting |

If you're looking to build a website, there are a range of online tools available to help you create a well-designed, content-rich page with a minimum of hassle. One of the most popular of t ...


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Maximize your connectivity with our unmetered servers

09/18/2012 | News |

If you have a high traffic website or server and you are worrying about exceeding your allowed maximum bandwidth usage, purchasing an unmetered server will be the best option for you. SnelServer.com p ...


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What you need to think about when looking at server storage

09/17/2012 | Data centers |

What you need to think about when looking at server storage One of the advantages of choosing SnelServer.com for your web hosting or data centers solutions is the fact you can tailor-make a solution to your exact requirements. While there are a wide range of r ...


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The benefits of VPS

09/14/2012 | Internet hosting |

If you're looking to set up a website, you'll know that one of the crucial decisions that you'll have to make is what type of web hosting services you'll use to get the best result ...


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