February 28, 2016

NGINX is the secret heart of the modern web, powering 1 in 3 of the world’s busiest sites and applications. The NGINX open source project started in 2002 and has grown exponentially during the past 10 years thanks to the vision of Igor Sysoev and the enthusiasm and support of our loyal community of users.

The company offers award-winning and industry-leading high performance web application technology that delivers the scalability, speed, and security to more than 130 million sites on the Internet, ensuring a seamless web user experience. Companies rely on NGINX technologies for load balancing, content caching, media streaming, web serving, and more. More than 40 percent of the Internet’s busiest websites rely on NGINX to drive the performance of their web applications, including giants such as Netflix, Pinterest, Airbnb, Box, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Zappos. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

Historically, the NGINX team have been big fans of the FreeBSD Project. Some of us are active FreeBSD committers, code contributors and users.

In 2002 when Igor started to work on the NGINX project, his main development platform was FreeBSD. These days we continue to use FreeBSD as a reference platform for NGINX and NGINX Plus development and testing. We appreciate its maturity, stability and impressive performance.

We also sponsor FreeBSD events and participate in FreeBSD conferences.

– Maxim Konovalov, VP, Engineering and Co-Founder, NGINX