Linux: NGINX Webserver growing in the market

NGINX takes 2nd place in Web Servers from Microsoft IIS | ZDNet.

I came across this one a short while ago. I have not used NGINX myself yet though one of my hosted servers uses it though I have no control over it (cpanel access only) . I have been playing with the idea of configuring some “unusual” systems at home and I think I am going to take a look at how NGINX might integrate with some IBM/Lotus products. I have seen it used as a proxy server (or several servers) in front of IBM web servers but I have not yet seen it used as the actual web server for Connections or Sametime or any other Websphere server.

Anyone out there that has experience in this? I searched online and could not find anything and now I am intrigued – I guess I will have to add this to my long list of things I want to try out.

2 thoughts on “Linux: NGINX Webserver growing in the market

  1. Hi, did you configure the IBM Connections with the NGINX as a proxy server? I am trying to do this, but I need to publish it from HTTP and HTTPS, because it redirects to HTTPS on login page. Until now I’m able to access normaly with SSL (HTTPS) but from HTTP the Connections page do not load properly. Did you know the correct way to do that? Thanks in advance.

    My code:

    upstream {
    server weight=100000;

    server {
    listen ssl;

    ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:1m;
    ssl_session_timeout 10m;
    ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/connections.cer;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/connections.key;
    ssl_verify_client off;
    ssl_protocols SSLv3 TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    ssl_ciphers RC4:HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    location / {
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_next_upstream timeout;


    • Actually I have not. I assume your issue is that fact that the system is not recognizing that you already are https in some cases and can’t fail you back. there are some settings that are used for SSL proxies in WebSphere and I assume that is where your problem lies.


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