With HTTP/2 in every browser, load balancing with automatic failover, IPv6, a sorry page, separate blog server, HTML5 SSE and A+ HTTPS.
HTTP/2 support in all browsers
For speed! One of the pages on our blog loads in 1.9s on HTTP 1.1. The same page loads in 600ms over HTTP/2.
If you’re working on IoT devices, which often require IPv6.
Load balancing between multiple app servers with automatic failover.
So you can upgrade your app without taking it offline.
A branded ‘sorry’ page
Just in case you break both the app servers at the same time.
A separate server that handles blogs and marketing content
So you can keep your blog independent of the main app and update it on its own schedule.
Correct proxy headers for working GeoIP and logging.
So your app servers can see the proper origin of browser requests, despite the proxy. Because asking customers for their country when you already know is a waste of their time.
Support for HTML5 Server Sent Events
For realtime streaming.
An A+ on the SSL Labs test
So the users can connect privately to your site.
The various www vs non-www, HTTP vs HTTPS combinations redirected to a single HTTPS site.
This ensures there’s only one, secure copy copy of every resource for both clarity and SEO purposes.
We encourage you to check out the official nginx docs. However…