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Full-fledged web application server by bunding Nginx + modules + dependencies

By taking advantage of various well-designed Nginx modules, OpenResty effectively turns the nginx server into a powerful web app server, in which the web developers can use the Lua programming language to script various existing nginx C modules and Lua modules and construct extremely high-performance web applications that are capable to handle 10K+ connections.

OpenResty aims to run your server-side web app completely in the Nginx server, leveraging Nginx's event model to do non-blocking I/O not only with the HTTP clients, but also with remote backends like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, and Redis.

OpenResty is not an Nginx fork. It is just a software bundle. Most of the patches applied to the Nginx core in OpenResty have already been submitted to the official Nginx team and most of the patches submitted have also been accepted. We are trying hard not to fork Nginx and always to use the latest best Nginx core from the official Nginx team.


version (stable)
released on 3 July 2015

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Includes several modules with other free software licenses.

Leaders and contributors

Yichun Zhang (章亦春), CloudFlare Inc. Developer?

Resources and communication

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English developersMailing List
Chinese developersMailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to useLuaRdsParserLibrary (included)
Required to useRdsJsonNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaJIT (included)
Required to useLuaRestyUpstreamHealthcheckLibrary (included)
Required to useMemcNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyMemcachedLibrary (included)
Required to useEncryptedSessionNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRedisParserLibrary (included)
Required to useRedisNginxModule (included)
Required to useArrayVarNginxModule (included)
Required to useNginx (included)
Required to useLuaRestyWebSocketLibrary (included)
Required to useLuaRestyMySQLLibrary (included)
Required to useFormInputNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyCoreLibrary (included)
Required to useRedis2NginxModule (included)
Required to useAuthRequestNginxModule (included)
Required to useNginxDevelKit (included)
Required to useLuaUpstreamNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyRedisLibrary (included)
Required to useHeadersMoreNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyDNSLibrary (included)
Required to useSetMiscNginxModule (included)
Required to useCoolkitNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaCjsonLibrary (included)
Required to usePostgresNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyStringLibrary (included)
Required to useIconvNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyLockLibrary (included)
Required to useSrcacheNginxModule (included)
Required to useDrizzleNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaNginxModule (included)
Required to useRdsCsvNginxModule (included)
Required to useLuaRestyUploadLibrary (included)
Required to useStandardLuaInterpreter (included)
Required to useLuaRestyLrucacheLibrary (included)
Required to useXssNginxModule
Required to useEchoNginxModule (included)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 November 2016.


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