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
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 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.