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Apache APISIX Documentation

Apache APISIX is a dynamic, real-time, high-performance API Gateway.

Originally created by, APISIX was open-sourced and donated to Apache Software Foundation in 2019, making the vision of serving half of the world's API requests possible.

APISIX has hundreds of built-in features and nearly a hundred plug-ins, which can help developers quickly and safely process requests from APIs and microservices. If you are looking for an open-source, cloud-native API gateway for load balancing, dynamic upstream, canary release, circuit breaking, authentication, and observability, APISIX is worth a look.

Getting started

Quickstart. A hands-on introduction to APISIX for developers.

How-to Guides

Step-by-step guides. Covers common configurations and operations.

Background information

Explanation. Clarification of key concepts and how APISIX works.


Technical reference. Covers configurations, APIs, APISIX Gateway API, and changelog.

APISIX in production

Experience. Covers deployment, networking, security, upgrades, and more.


Plugins Guides. Covers nearly 100 plugins.

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