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A dynamic web and application server with Go, PHP, Python, Perl, and Ruby support.

What is NGINX Unit?

NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.
NGINX Unit is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
NGINX Unit is an open source tool with 2K GitHub stars and 137 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to NGINX Unit's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses NGINX Unit?

Companies
11 companies use NGINX Unit in their tech stacks, including Amber by inFeedo, Put.io, and Centra.

Developers
8 developers use NGINX Unit.

NGINX Unit Integrations

Python, PHP, Ruby, Go, and Perl are some of the popular tools that integrate with NGINX Unit. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with NGINX Unit.

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NGINX Unit's features

  • Fully dynamic reconfiguration using RESTful JSON API
  • Multiple application languages and versions can run simultaneously
  • Dynamic application processes management (coming soon)
  • TLS support (coming soon)
  • TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2 routing and proxying (coming soon)

NGINX Unit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to NGINX Unit?
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
nginx
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
uWSGI
The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
Gunicorn
Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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