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Nginx on Amazon Linux 2

NGINX is used by 45.4% of the top 1,000 websites using various webservers. The NGINX infrastructure handles the internet’s busiest sites. NGINX supports all modern Web and streaming servers, including WebSocket, HTTP/2, gRPC, and multiple video formats (HDS, HLS, RTMP, and more).  

NGINX claims its fame for being the fastest web server, but its scalable architecture goes beyond delivering content. NGINX reverse proxy is a load balancer for heavy traffic by distributing traffic across slower upstream servers, including legacy database servers to microservices. It is a webserver designed for maximum performance. It features effective deployment, cost, and speed. Built to handle multitudes of concurrent connections, NGINX best suits enhanced computer security and compliance in a Linux Production environment. 

Amazon is the largest cloud service provider in the world. Most users rely on Amazon cloud servers for their entire enterprise infrastructure and applications. Amazon Linux 2 integrates with Amazon’s cloud computing platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS includes an updated deep security manager, C library, compiler, build toolchain, Amazon Machine Image (AMI), cloud-init, and optimized LTS Kernel for better performance on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Customer workloads perform better on Amazon Linux 2, which supports the latest EC2 instance capabilities. 

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NGINX is placed between a client and second webserver to serve as an SSL/TLS terminator or web accelerator. The NGINX intermediary mitigates slow-going tasks, such as negotiating SSL/TLS, and compressing and caching content. Deploy dynamic sites with NGINX reverse proxy and content cache on Node.js, PHP, and more, to reduce application server loads. Dropbox, Netflix, and Zynga rely on NGINX for high performance in high traffic. 

NGINX combines load balancer, reverse proxy, content cache, and webserver to streamline system configuration. 

NGINX has a load balancing advantage over other web servers. Connections are handled using session persistence and HTTP transaction optimization. Load balancing methods use hash keys to redirect or send requests to unbusy servers. 

NGINIX websites experience less latency and perform better. Caching with NGINX increases website responsiveness because content is delivered all at once in static format. Server capacity increases with caches for each repeated request. Content is always available and served even in outages. 

Nginx features multiple layers of security to preserve server integrity. Rate limiting controls the number of HTTP requests allowed in a given time frame. This prevents distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Servers are protected from request overloads to prevent slowdowns during high volume periods. Access Control Lists (ACL) add traffic filtering rules to gatekeep network access alongside reverse proxies.           

Amazon Linux 2 boosts developer productivity. AWS LTS applies to systemd, GCC 7.3, Gilbc 2.26, and Binutils 2.29.1 core packages. Rapidly evolving technologies are updated more frequently and are included in an extras channel. System manager (formerly SSM) configures and manages scalable EC2 instances, edge devices, virtual machines (VMs), and on-premises servers. 

Amazon Linux 2 streamlines development and testing as a virtual machine and container image all in one Linux distro. App development is accelerated by testing, integrating, and certifying from your integrated development environment (IDE) on premises. One Amazon Linux 2 in AWS distro runs workloads smoothly on both AWS and Azure. AWS Amazon Machine Image can launch an instance from AWS SDK, CLI, and EC2 supporting HVM AMIs. Container images can be run in any Docker environment, including your laptop, AWS EC2 instances, and ECS clusters. It can also be run as a virtual machine image on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), VirtualBox, Hyper-V, and EsXi. 

Developer, information technology, and ISV teams enjoy LTS stability. AWS updates security and maintenance for five years until June 30, 2023. Amazon Linux 2 comes at no additional charge. Vulnerability management includes kernel live patching (KLP) so that your enterprise is always updated and never disrupted, with no reboot required. Amazon Linux 2 is always secure; SSH key pairs and disabled remote root login limit remote access. 

Ntegral certified images are always up-to-date, secure, and built to work right out of the box. 

Ntegral packages applications following industry standards, and continuously monitors all components and libraries for vulnerabilities and application updates. When any security threat or update is identified, Ntegral automatically repackages the applications and pushes the latest versions to the cloud marketplaces.