Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Your All-in-One Load Balancer, Reverse Proxy, API Gateway – and Much More

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How to Use NGINX Plus

  • Enterprise-Grade Features
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  • Best-of-Breed Support
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  • API
  • Reverse
  • F5 Device ID+

NGINX Plus provides scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with your existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

Get Production Ready

The key tools your organization needs to run and stay running.

Reduce security breaches and limit your organization’s exposure to malicious users with NGINX Plus’s request and connection limiting, TLS 1.3 support, dynamic certificate loading, and JWT authentication. Add on the NGINX App Protect WAF to secure your modern apps and APIs.

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Secure Your Modern Apps

Gain your customers’s trust and prevent headaches by keeping your data safe and compliant.

If things go wrong, NGINX is here to help. We proudly provide award‑winning commercial support at the level your organization needs, including:

  • Assistance with installation and deployment
  • Debugging and error correction
  • Security notifications
  • Software updates

Whether you’re new to NGINX Plus or ready to implement advanced use cases, our Professional Services team can help you save time, optimize your deployment, and boost your knowledge.

Support Your Vision

Get peace of mind and inspiration from our world‑class support and services team.

High-Performance Load Balancing

NGINX Plus gives you enterprise‑grade load balancing with session persistence, active health checks, and dynamic reconfiguration without needing a server restart.

Intelligent, high‑scale load balancing of HTTP, TCP, and UDP traffic is easy with NGINX Plus. Supporting numerous algorithms such as Random with Two Choices, NGINX Plus enables you to maintain high performance whatever your infrastructure.

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Reduce Infrastructure Costs

Scale out your apps and save more than 80% compared to hardware load balancers.

API Gateway

In the midst of transitioning from monolithic to microservices‑based apps? Is your environment hugely distributed with hundreds of APIs owned by different developers?

With cloud vendors making it easier and easier to deploy API gateways, how do you know which is right for you? NGINX Plus supports all API gateway models – from an edge gateway providing TLS termination and rate limiting, to request routing in a service mesh scenario. Whatever your scenario, NGINX Plus manages API traffic right alongside regular web traffic, translating between protocols while reducing complexity and maintaining the high performance you expect from NGINX.

Achieve Real-Time API Performance

Use NGINX Plus as a lightweight, fast, and feature‑rich API gateway in any scenario.

Reverse Proxy

Bringing session persistence, caching, and multiple algorithms, NGINX Plus maximizes speed and capacity for the resiliency and scale that enterprises need. With active health checks and enhanced security, NGINX Plus as a reverse proxy provides an additional defense against security attacks while ensuring that all requests land at an operational server. Add in intelligent request routing at high concurrency, request modification, and the ability to add or delete headers, and NGINX Plus supports all your reverse proxy use cases.

The Reverse Proxy You've Been Longing For

Speed up and secure your traffic to upstream servers resiliently and at scale.

F5 Device ID+ enables you to more effectively monitor customer behavior and optimize the online experiences you deliver.

F5 Device ID+ is a real‑time device identifier that utilizes advanced signal collection and machine‑learning algorithms to assign a unique identifier to each device visiting your site – enhancing user experiences and preventing fraud in the process.

The best part? F5 Device ID+ is available for free to NGINX Plus customers.

Mitigate Fraud and Risk

Strengthen application security while ensuring a smooth digital experience.

Technical Specifications


  • Alpine Linux
  • Amazon Linux
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • FreeBSD
  • Oracle Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE
  • Ubuntu


  • ARM
  • PowerPC
  • x86


  • NGINX Controller
  • App Dynamics
  • Datadog
  • Dynatrace

Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure

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