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NGINX Grows 52 Percent Year Over Year; Now Powering 146 Million Web Sites Globally

New Stable and Mainstream Releases 1.6 and 1.7 of Web's Most Popular Application and Web Site Delivery Technology Available Today

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NGINX, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced new, global adoption numbers that show NGINX is the fastest growing web server technology on the planet. The number of web sites using NGINX to seamlessly deliver applications and web sites at scale has grown to more than 146 million, up from 96 million one year ago, or a 52 percent year-over-year increase.  

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The release of these numbers coincides with new NGINX version releases 1.6 and 1.7, (stable and mainline, respectively) as of today, which can be found here: http://www.nginx.org.

Factors that have played an important role in the software's unprecedented growth include NGINX, Inc.'s ongoing, strong investment in the F/OSS community and the company's commitment to advancing the performance of global websites and web applications.

NGINX' place as the most widely used technology for application and website acceleration has been bolstered by several recent milestones this year, including:

  • Increased reach: Key stats: 2013 – 2014

Figures for top websites by traffic rank:

1M

100K

10K

1K

April 2013: NGINX market share

16.1%

23.6%

31.8%

31.6%

April 2014: NGINX market share

23.2%

30.5%

38.5%

38.5%

http://w3techs.com/technologies/cross/web_server/ranking

  • 2013-2014 Key product features and upgrades: Support for SPDY, multiple feature extensions and enhancements for F/OSS (including the version 1.6 and 1.7 launched today), greater compatibility running NGINX on Amazon EC2 and WebSocket functionality.
  • NGINX notable user roster: Groupon, Living Social, WordPress.com, Netflix, Pinterest, Tumblr, SoundCloud, Yandex and Zappos, to name a few.    

"We've had a great twelve months and v1.6 and 1.7 updates are just the beginning of another successful year," said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX. "With a strong commitment to our open-source user community, we have some major features planned that will help our users continue to benefit from NGINX's expertise in high-performance web application delivery."

Looking ahead to the remainder of 2014, several important developments outline NGINX' roadmap, including:

  • Architectural improvements.  The NGINX code base will be able to take advantage of maturing features in the Linux kernel.  This will be particularly useful to organizations serving or caching very large volumes of content.
  • Centralized management tools that will provide a focus for a richer and more informed NGINX user community.  Management tools will assist NGINX users in managing and monitoring larger estates of NGINX instances.  This will make it simpler to connect with the community of NGINX experts.
  • A third-party module API that will allow for dynamic loading of modules.  This will make it easier for NGINX users to keep up with NGINX development and run the most recent releases to take advantage of new features and other improvements.  It will also make it easier for 3rd party developers to build and package NGINX extensions.

NGINX Inc., also offers NGINX Plus which adds advanced features and 24/7 support to improve the management and delivery of enterprise-class web applications in production environments.  

For more information on the latest versions of NGINX and to stay up-to-date on future announcements, visit www.nginx.com.

About NGINX, Inc.
NGINX Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, provides products, solutions and services for its renowned open source software, NGINX. 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, WordPress.com, Box, Instagram, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zappos, and Yandex, use NGINX as part of their infrastructure. For more information about NGINX Inc., please visit NGINX.com.

CONTACT: Alicia Cerasuolo, [email protected], 617-779-1809

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