Nchan Web Sockets

Nchan is a scalable, flexible pub/sub server for the modern web, built as a module for the Nginx web server. It can be configured as a standalone server, or as a shim between your application and hundreds, thousands, or millions of live subscribers.

#What is Nchan?

Nchan is an open-source HTTP Pub/Sub server for Nginx, providing WebSocket support and long-polling support. It can efficiently push real-time messages to millions of client applications, making it an ideal choice for real-time messaging applications. Nchan can be used as a standalone server or as a module for Nginx web server.

#Nchan Key Features

Most recognizable Nchan features include:

  • HTTP/2, WebSocket and long-polling support
  • Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)
  • Secure WebSocket support
  • Scalable to millions of connections with Nginx
  • High performance and low latency messaging
  • Ability to deliver messages reliably to clients even in unreliable networks

#Nchan Use-Cases

Some of the Nchan use-cases are:

  • Real-time chat and messaging applications
  • Real-time data visualization and monitoring dashboards
  • Real-time game applications
  • Real-time financial trading and analytics applications
  • Real-time news and social media updates
  • Any application requiring real-time data transfer or event notification

#Nchan Summary

Nchan is an open-source HTTP Pub/Sub server with WebSocket support that provides high performance, low latency messaging and can scale to millions of connections with Nginx, making it an ideal choice for real-time messaging applications and other use-cases that require real-time data transfer.

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