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(87)4.6 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Nginx? Tons of people want Load Balancing to help with application-layer controls , traffic controls, and network controls. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. We have compiled a list of Load Balancing that reviewers voted best overall compared to Nginx. Based on reviewer data you can see how Nginx stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users, and find the best fit for your business. HashiCorp Consul, Squid-Cache, Apache Tomcat, and LiteSpeed Web Server are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Nginx.

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Top Alternatives to Nginx

  • HashiCorp Consul
  • Squid-Cache
  • Apache Tomcat
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Nginx

Browse options below. Based on reviewer data you can see how Nginx stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users in industries like Information Technology and Services, Computer Software, and Internet, and find the best product for your business.
    #1
  1. HashiCorp Consul

    (21)4.3 out of 5
  2. Consul makes it simple for services to register themselves and to discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    UE
    Out of the box service discovery features. DNS management.

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, HashiCorp Consul is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #2
  3. Squid-Cache

    (16)4.1 out of 5
  4. Squid-Cache is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    ML
    It serves as cache server so concurrent connections to web´s sites will be much faster to the perception of users, because having stored the data that do not change on the web, the proxy does not...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Squid-Cache is:

    More expensive
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    #3
  5. Apache Tomcat

    (88)4.4 out of 5
  6. Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies and are developed under the Java Community Process.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    AC
    Nothing, even the logo is annoying. It's like going back a decade or more in awlful software.

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Apache Tomcat is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
    #4
  7. LiteSpeed Web Server

    (34)4.7 out of 5
  8. LiteSpeed Web Server is a hiigh-performance, high-scalability web server.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Ankit C.
    AC
    The kind of features it offers and many of them are unique to Litespeed web server. Their HTTP2 accelerator is best in the industry, beating nginx in benchmarks way ahead with a big gap. So far,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, LiteSpeed Web Server is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
    #5
  9. AWS Elastic Load Balancing

    (19)4.2 out of 5
  10. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    UF
    AWS provides technical support free of charge 24/7 for the services it provides. This has helped us derive more benefit from Elastic Load Balancing. Additionally, it has taken a lot of the pressure...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, AWS Elastic Load Balancing is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #6
  11. Traefik

    (14)4.6 out of 5
  12. Trik (pronounced like traffic) is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm mode, Kubernetes, Marathon, Consul, Etcd, Rancher, Amazon ECS, and a lot more) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Alfred F.
    AF
    Traefik can automatically route and load-balance containers, without any additional configuration

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Traefik is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #7
  13. Lighttpd

    (11)4.3 out of 5
  14. Lighttpd is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Sukhpreet S.
    SS
    Lighttpd as it pronounced Lighty is really fast, convenient, secure and reliable server. It has a very less CPU load usage. I have been using this server in my corporate and it always has 100 %...Read more
    #8
  15. Azure Application Gateway

    (8)3.9 out of 5
  16. Azure Application Gateway gives you application-level routing and load balancing services that let you build a scalable and highly-available web front end in Azure.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    UH
    The following are the few features which I like the most about this product: - Easy to use, configure and implement - It can be integrated with different tools such as Azure Kubernetes Services...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Azure Application Gateway is:

    More expensive
    #9
  17. OpenResty

    (6)4.3 out of 5
  18. OpenResty is a fledged web platform that integrates the standard Nginx core and LuaJIT. It is designed to help developers build scalable web applications, web services, and dynamic web gateways.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Anchit M.
    AM
    It is best web server where you built the scaleable application. It offers all the advantages offered by Nginx modules as it deloped by same developers. It offers all the HTTP features and also...Read more
    #10
  19. Apache Server

    (108)4.2 out of 5
  20. Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996,

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    AS
    Apache is venerable, stable, and well-known by everyone and anyone who runs webservers for a living. You're going to be hard pressed to find someone who knows webservers and doesn't know Apache.

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Apache Server is:

    More expensive
    #11
  21. IBM WebSphere Application Server

    (120)4.0 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  22. WebSphere Application Server is a software product that performs the role of a web application server. It is a software framework and middleware that hosts Java based web applications.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    IB
    we have convinient way to deploy applications including webservice application and it is very fast todeploy them

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, IBM WebSphere Application Server is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    #12
  23. Azure Load Balancer

    (12)4.3 out of 5
  24. Azure Load Balancer is a built-in load balancing for cloud services and virtual machines, you can create highly-available and scalable applications in minutes. Azure Load Balancer supports TCP/UDP-based protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and SMTP, and protocols used for real-time voice and video messaging applications.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Anamul I.
    AI
    Microsoft Azure Networking Azure Load Balancer. Internet Facing Load Balancer :- Load Balancer passes public IP request to Virtual Machine. Internal Facing Load Balancer :- Traffic within the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Azure Load Balancer is:

    More expensive
    #13
  25. Imperva Cloud Application Security

    (78)4.1 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  26. Incapsula is a cloud-based security and acceleration service that makes websites safer, faster, and more reliable.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    IJ
    I have used Incapsula's free CDN services before and I can say that it is good compared to Cloudflare. Their CDN is more stable compared to cloudflare at that time, and only a few 503s...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Imperva Cloud Application Security is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #14
  27. Oracle WebLogic

    (57)4.1 out of 5
  28. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is the #1 application server across conventional and cloud environments. It is the cornerstone of Oracle cloud application foundation, the industry's most complete, best-of-breed platform for developing cloud applications.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Seppo I.
    SI
    Installation and administration is easy for server. Speed was better than competitor.

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Oracle WebLogic is:

    More expensive
    Slower to reach roi
    #15
  29. AWS WAF

    (34)4.1 out of 5
  30. AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    UR
    Can do what all modern WAF solutions can do without paying thousands of dollars extra.

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, AWS WAF is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    #16
  31. Azure SignalR Service

    (11)4.4 out of 5
  32. Easily add real-time web functionality to applications

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    UI
    It's very easy to set up and use in your existing project. It makes your life easier by providing a simple and efficient way to communicate between server and client. Once not needed any special...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Azure SignalR Service is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #17
  33. Webroot DNS Protection

    (71)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  34. Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection offers a quick, straightforward, and highly effective way to secure the DNS protocol connection against compromise. With advanced reporting and 82 URL categories, admins gain greater visibility than ever, reduce risk, and can tailor usage policies to their organization's unique needs.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Martin V.
    MV
    It integrates on the firewall level, not only the device level. In the world, as we know it, BYOD is massive, as well as visitors, and protecting your assets (being your data) is at the forefront....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Webroot DNS Protection is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
    #18
  35. IIS 7.5

    (42)4.2 out of 5
  36. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    Michael M.
    MM
    Easy to get started by installing from the server manager

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, IIS 7.5 is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    #19
  37. Cloudflare WAF

    (17)4.5 out of 5
  38. Cloudflare’s enterprise-class web application firewall (WAF) protects your Internet property from common vulnerabilities like SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, and cross-site forgery requests with no changes to your existing infrastructure.

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    CB
    Multi-cloud security is a big advantage as I don't need to look for different solutions to protect against my apps on different cloud environments. Default protection against OWASP top 10...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Cloudflare WAF is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
    #20
  39. Kemp

    (38)4.9 out of 5
  40. Kemp powers always on Application Experience #AX Application Delivery at the center of the #MultiCloud #DevOps #AppDelivery #Azure #AWS #SDN

    Categories in common with Nginx:
    EL
    The Kemp support team is always willing to jump straight to a screen share to observe and assist to troubleshoot issues outlined. Even when there is not enough context provided to the support...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Nginx, Kemp is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    More expensive