Nginx

  • NGINX Turns 10, Usage Up 400% In The Last 4 Years

    NGINX Turns 10, Usage Up 400% In The Last 4 Years

    The open source NGINX web server (and load balancer, HTTP cache and reverse proxy server) is turning 10 this month and its commercial counterpart, NGINX Plus is celebrating its first birthday at the same time. To mark this moment, the company provided me with its latest user stats and I also had a chance to get a few comments from Gus Robertson, the company’s CEO. Over the last… Read More

  • NGINX Now Powers 146 Million Websites, Launches Versions 1.6 and 1.7 Of Its Web Server

    NGINX Now Powers 146 Million Websites, Launches Versions 1.6 and 1.7 Of Its Web Server

    NGINX, the company behind the popular web server with the same name, today announced that it now powers more than 146 million websites. That’s up from only 96 million a year ago — a 52 percent year-over-year increase. The company says this makes it the “fastest growing web server technology on the planet.” No word about its status on nearby galaxies. Read More

  • Nginx Raises $10M Series B Round Led By NEA

    Nginx Raises $10M Series B Round Led By NEA

    Nginx, the company behind the increasingly popular web server by the same name, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by New Enterprise Associates. This round also includes full participation by the company’s existing investors, including Series A investors, e.ventures, Runa Capital, MSD Capital, as well as participation from Aaron Levie, CEO and founder of Box. Read More

  • Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

    Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

    Google really cares about the web being faster. In 2010 it led a group of contributors in releasing a module for Apache web servers called PageSpeed. Today, the same group has released a version for Nginx, an alternative to Apache, which is also open source and used by massively trafficked sites like Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, Airbnb, WordPress.com, Zynga, Zappos and GitHub. In alpha… Read More

  • Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    CloudFlare, the fast-growing service that aims to make websites faster and safer, today announced this it starting to roll out support for Google’s SPDY protocol on its network. For the time being, this is just a beta test (you can sign up here), but the company will likely roll this feature out to all of its paying users later this year. Read More

  • Russian Nginx raises $3 million from international investors

    Russian company Nginx raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital and MSD Capital, Michael Dell‘s venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily. Founded by Russian engineer Igor Sysoev 10 years ago, Nginx develops and maintains an open source Unix-based web and mail proxy server for large scale, fast paced, content heavy web sites. TechCrunch, Facebook, Groupon and… Read More

  • Russian Nginx Raises $3 Million From International Investors

    Russian Nginx Raises $3 Million From International Investors

    Russian company Nginx has raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital and MSD Capital, Michael Dell‘s venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily. Founded by Russian engineer Igor Sysoev 10 years ago, Nginx develops and maintains an open source Unix-based web and mail proxy server for large scale, fast paced, content heavy web sites. TechCrunch, Facebook, Groupon and… Read More