What are NGINX and NGINX Plus?
NGINX is a widely used open-source, lightweight, and high-performance web server that is also used as a reverse proxy, HTTP cache, and load balancer. It was originally written to solve the C10K problem and works on an event-driven asynchronous architecture. NGINX handles requests by running multiple worker processes using threads, each capable of simultaneously running multiple connections. This enables it to process thousands of concurrent requests.
NGINX Plus is a cloud-native, commercially distributed version that combines the capabilities of NGINX Open Source with enterprise-grade features like high availability, active health checks, DNS system discovery, session persistence, and a RESTful API.
Why is NGINX monitoring important?
In addition to being used as a web server, NGINX is often leveraged as a load balancer, reverse proxy, and HTTP cache. Also, due to its highly scalable nature, multiple critical web services often run on it. End users expect a seamless web experience, and it is vital for businesses to provide them with high-performing web applications with little to no downtime. Monitoring NGINX helps admins get insights into the health and performance of NGINX web servers as well as their underlying web infrastructure so they can troubleshoot issues before any start affecting end users.
Monitor NGINX web server performance with Site24x7
Ensure availability and health of your NGINX servers with our NGINX monitoring tool, which helps you identify issues and bottlenecks. Site24x7 supports both open-source NGINX and its enterprise-grade NGINX Plus version through our plugin integrations.
Get insights on critical NGINX performance data
Leverage key metrics, including requests per second and active connections, and ensure high availability and optimal performance of your web applications running on NGINX servers.
Anticipate issues with instant alerts
Get instant notifications every time values cross pre-defined threshold limits and swiftly take preventive or recovery measures.
Derive actionable insights with NGINX logs
Compare and analyze incoming NGINX log data and troubleshoot issues faster with an automatic Site24x7 AppLogs integration.
Create custom dashboards
Assemble data from different parts of your infrastructure with drag-and-drop widgets and build personalized dashboard views.