Nginx (pronounced "engine-x") is a competitor to Apache when it comes to hosting an application. Since it came after Apache, it was built from the ground up to handle concurrent connections with ease with by relying on an asynchronous, events-driven architecture. For that reason, it is an ideal choice if you plan on hosting an application with high throughput.

Use Cases

  • If you need to host a website with little configuration.
  • If you want something lightweight and efficient at scale when handling simultaneous connections.


Name Default Description
Port 80 The port your application will be accessible from on your local machine.