Tengine is a web server originated by Taobao, the largest e-commerce website in Asia. It is based on the popular Nginx HTTP server and has many advanced features. Tengine has been proven very stable and efficient on the top 100 websites, including taobao.com and tmall.com.
Tengine has been an open source project since December 2011.
- All features of Nginx-1.0.15 are inherited, i.e. it is 100% compatible with Nginx.
- Input body filter support. It's quite handy to write Web Application Firewalls by using this mechanism.
- Logging enhancement. Syslog (local and remote), pipe logging and log sampling are supported.
- Protecting server in case system load or memory use goes too high.
- Proactive health checks of upstream servers can be performed.
- The number of worker processes and CPU affinities can be set automatically.
- The limit_req module is enhanced with white list support and more conditions are allowed in a single location.
- Diagnostic information to tell the server where the error happened.
- More user friendly command lines. e.g. showing all compiled-in modules and supported directives.
- Expiration times can be specified for certain MIME types.
- Error pages can be reset to 'default'.