The fourth big version of Nginx Plus, commercial edition of a Web server (open source) that replaced Apache HTTPD on several top-traffic websites. The official name of Nginx Plus is Nginx Plus r4 and the basis of this latest version is its 1.7.3 build of the open source edition.
Security: Nginx’s 3 latest features were included to safeguard the connections’ security between the upstream servers and the clients. Verification of certificate through the means of strict SSL guarantee that a provided server is what it pretends to be and helps in counterbalancing man-in-the-middle cyber-attacks.
Owen Garett, head of Nnginx’s products explained that it facilitates you to encode the private keys and only Nginx machines having a copy of passphrase store can decode them.
Monitoring: Conditional Logging is a latest feature that facilitates Nginx instance only to log a particular type of events as a path to lessen the amount of filtering and reporting that is required to be conducted on them. The troubleshooting is made easier but would not remove the need for a log analysis by a 3rd party such as Graylog2.
Load caching and balancing: This is the major selling point of commercial edition of Nginx as against its open source version. Hash-based balancing of the load is introduced by the rev that allows balancing of loads across Nginx cluster that is based on a particular key value. Another fresh mechanism for session affinity ‘learn’ facilitates the server to make out the way to sustain the affinity for a particular server in any cluster. In this way, the clients’ requests having the common attributes as that particular session gets back to the original server to continue sessions.
Nginx’s first commercial edition was released in August 2013.