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What is OpenResty?

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.

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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.


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OpenResty
Company Website
Year Founded
2017
HQ Location
Tianjin, China
Twitter
@OpenResty
1,286 Twitter followers
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11 employees on LinkedIn®
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Software Engineer
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Well, everyone knows nginx is really cool to use when you have the requirement for highly concurrent web server environment with its non-blocking model for incoming requests. OpenResty based nginx takes it to a really cool level. It regains all the nginx features making it essential just nginx with extra most used handy utilities, hence saving lots of time and effort if nginx is configured on its own. Lua is pretty cool language of the web and OpenResty provides some very nice way to add client cosocket driver and lua resty templates along with some pre-configured lualibs which are really useful. OpenResty provides extremely sensible defaults as compared to using bare nginx server. Also, the way OpenResty uses worker threads providing each their own lua jit vms is neat. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well, nginx for windows does not support multiple workers nor does it provide an installer to run nginx as service for windows, and this situation does not change when using OpenResty based nginx. Considering how much OpenResty provides it would be really good if it is enabled to work on windows and hence competes with the likes of IIS and Apache on windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider providing OpenResty on Windows Server environment, especially installing it out of box as a Windows Service and allowing usage/configuration of multiple worker nodes in Windows platform which will really help to replace other Windows based servers specially IIS and Apache for Windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using OpenResty based nginx server to act as a reverse proxy as well as load balancer to backend web applications. Again, due to its non-blocking web request serving model that nginx uses, the performance advantage is really significant out of the box. Another benefit is saving tons of consultancy time with the nginx plus model wherein a lot of optimization libraries suggested to add are available out of box as lualibs and external lua scripts in case of OpenResty which is really good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It was super easy to use and I was able to update our corporate dinner plans very easily and received confirmation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything in particular that I disliked, although I hate receiving "extra" emails in any circumstance. That can be corrected with a simple change to profile settings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There weren't any problems, but I'm able to easily manage reservations in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Business Development Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OpenResty is a great platform that allows our developers to create applications and portals that allow our field staff to easily do their job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only think I dislike about OpenResty is that I feel like we do not use it to its full ability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The integration of OpenResty allows us to solve many needs in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

OpenResty has some very well designed and simple to use modules. I love how I can run my web server app in Nginx server and be able to use the models to do nonblocking IO with the HTTP client. There is also has remote backend which is a must need for me as Ive had previously used MySQL. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The modules for the Nginx does take time to learn and sometimes can get complicated if you get more in dept with the program. There are still some things i wish they had fix and the change log usually takes a long time to deploy. Each time the log is written takes more work than previously set and would need more work and usually involve more time which would delay the speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great platform with alot of integration. Love the service and the well written support. Highly recommend for people looking into this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

full-fledged web platform. Benefits of using this would its its integrated NGinx as a software bundle and its vast quantity of 3rd party Ngnix modules which develope and use certain modules without limitations. IT has has remote backend which is a must, as it helps me manage the same infrastructure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Account Executive - Mid-Market
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Solid user interface and applicaiton to my day to day Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not always the easiest to navigate. I feel that there is still some functionality that can be built into it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing in particular Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Business Development Executive
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

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 it offers more features than native Lua.

Lua integration works really fast as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You have to perform a lot of tasks manually compared languages we have now.

Building a complex application can get quite hard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's not easy to use but try it once. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our developers use it to build applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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