Angie PRO is an efficient, powerful, and scalable web server that was forked from nginx:
Conceived by ex-devs from the original team to venture beyond the earlier vision and act as a drop-in replacement without major changes to module setup or configuration.
Angie PRO 1.3.2 was released on November 23, 2023. New versions appear quarterly; in between, we publish urgent fixes and important updates.
Also, see the entire changelog.
Core advantages over nginx include the following:
Simplified configuration: the
locationdirective can define several matching expressions at once, which enables combining blocks that share configuration.
Exposing basic information about the web server, its configuration files, as well as metrics of proxied servers, client connections, shared memory zones, and many other things via a RESTful API interface in JSON format.
Managing proxied servers through a RESTful dynamic configuration API.
Proactively checking the state of proxied servers by sending periodic probing requests.
Session binding mode, which directs all requests within one session to the same proxied server.
Conditional binding of client connections to the proxied server connection, which also enables proxying NTLM.
Cache sharding in the proxy module, which enables distributing it between locations depending on the properties of the response.
Pre-built binary packages for many popular third-party modules.