ZhangYichun, 21 June 2011 (created 21 June 2011)
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OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.

By taking adantage 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 is 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.

See Components for the complete list of software bundled in OpenResty.

See GettingStarted on how to quickly setup an OpenResty server that can say hello world over HTTP. Or you can go to the Download section to grab OpenResty's source code tarball directly.