Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Meet the First App‑Centric, Multi‑Cloud Application Platform for Modern App Teams

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How to Use NGINX Controller

  • Faster Apps
  • Application Insights
  • Loyal Customers
  • API Management
  • Security

Accelerate Your Time-to-Market

Want to reduce your app deployment time from months to minutes?

Our declarative APIs enable automation and orchestration of your applications and APIs published through NGINX Controller. The result is seamless integration into your CI/CD pipeline with key tools like Ansible and Datadog.

Accelerate Your Time-to-Market

Increase your speed to market by eliminating tool sprawl with a single, ecosystem‑friendly, cloud‑agnostic platform.

Understand and Manage Your App Portfolio

Need clear visibility into the number, performance, and ownership costs of your apps?

NGINX Controller is cloud‑agnostic and includes a set of enterprise‑grade services that give you a clear line of sight to apps in development, test, or production. With per‑app analytics, you gain new insights into app performance and reliability so you can pinpoint performance issues before they impact production. We ensure that your data is always accessible when and where you need it – even when disruptions occur – through flexible storage options that give you control and visibility. NGINX Controller also enables app‑centric load balancing so you can better optimize application performance.

Gain Application Insights

Improve your app performance and uptime by leveraging valuable analytics and actionable insights.

Empower Your Teams with Self‑Service

Aspire to improve collaboration across your modern app teams to unleash their productivity and efficiency?

All your teams – DevOps, NetOps, SecOps, and AppDev – can enjoy self‑service management and monitoring of their own apps through role‑based access control (RBAC). With Controller, even certificate management, typically a huge pain, becomes easy. Orchestrated workflows mean you can promote seamless collaboration across teams and ensure they get the information that matters most. With the Developer Portal, teams both inside and outside your organization can discover and use your APIs as soon as you publish them.

Deliver Outstanding Digital Experiences

Give your customers something to rave about by accelerating the delivery of your digital experiences.

Manage and Deliver Your API Portfolio with Ease

Need to manage an ever‑expanding portfolio of APIs and deliver superlative API performance across multiple platforms?

Leverage a full API lifecycle management solution that is automation‑friendly, delivers optimum performance for internal (microservices) and external APIs, and supports multi‑ and hybrid‑cloud environments. Our radically innovative architecture decouples the control plane from the data plane, resulting in superlative performance.

Deliver APIs in Real Time

Achieve full API lifecycle management without sacrificing performance, platform flexibility, or security for your internal and external APIs.

Secure Your Infrastructure Without Losing Speed

Need to keep both your developers happy and your apps secure?

Too often, DevOps and SecOps are at odds, in a battle of agility versus security. The Controller App Security add‑on eliminates friction by enforcing security throughout the application lifecycle without slowing developers down. How? Our “WAF-as-a-Service” is an app‑centric approach to enabling WAF in automated pipelines, along with traffic services managed with the Controller Application Delivery Module, for app protection and visibility.

Today we support:

  • OWASP Top 10 Protection
  • Insights on protection and threats
  • Metrics forwarding to Splunk and Datadog
  • Policy tuning

Simplify DevSecOps

Implement lightweight, agile, CI/CD‑friendly security controls per application.

Technical Specifications


  • CentOS 7 (x86_64)
  • Debian 9 (x86_64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x86_64) – Works with NGINX Controller 3.5 and later
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (x86_64)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (x86_64)

Supported Deployment Environments

  • Bare Metal
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Virtual Machine

Supported NGINX Plus Instances

  • NGINX Controller v3 supports NGINX Plus R19 and later.

For more technical specifications and lists of features and modules, see the full technical specifications.