NginX is an open source, high performance web server and a reverse proxy. Nginx is loved for its low resource consumption and high performance capabilities. Usually used as a proxy server for apache web apps to help handle the load. There are a lot of big sites that use Nginx, namely; Hulu, Netflix, Airbnb, Soundcloud, etc ... The list is long. In fact, Apache and Nginx are responsible for about 50% of the web.