Angie 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 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:
Simplifying configuration: the
locationdirective can define several matching expressions at once, which enables combining blocks with shared settings.
Exposing basic information about the web server, its configuration, as well as metrics of proxied servers, client connections, shared memory zones, and many other things via a RESTful API interface in JSON format.
Session binding mode, which directs all requests within one session to the same proxied server.
Pre-built binary packages for many popular third-party modules.
Also, check out Angie PRO’s advanced capabilities.