Linked by snydeq on Thu 5th Jan 2012 15:11 UTC
Internet & Networking With financial backing from the likes of Michael Dell and other venture capitalists, open source upstart Nginx has edged out Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) to hold the title of second-most widely used Web server among all active websites. What's more, according to Netcraft's January 2012 Web Server Survey, Nginx over the past month has gained market share among all websites, whereas competitors Apache, Microsoft, and Google each lost share.
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Slashdot sentiments
by FunkyELF on Thu 5th Jan 2012 17:40 UTC
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Nginx is commonly used as a reverse proxy (I use it as one directly on my WNDR3700 router running OpenWRT) with Apache, IIS, or more nginx servers on the backend so it is hard to tell what is actually serving the pages vs. doing load balancing, reverse proxying, etc.

Either way.... its a great product. Easy to understand / configure.

Edited 2012-01-05 17:40 UTC

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RE: Slashdot sentiments
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jan 2012 18:36 in reply to "Slashdot sentiments"
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nginx is also very efficient at serving static pages, like IIS.

The numbers say it directly - these are publicly facing sites only.

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RE: Slashdot sentiments
by OSbunny on Fri 6th Jan 2012 07:55 in reply to "Slashdot sentiments"
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Yep. Nothing beats apache and mod_php for PHP powered websites.

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RE[2]: Slashdot sentiments
by 0brad0 on Sat 7th Jan 2012 19:02 in reply to "RE: Slashdot sentiments"
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Yep. Nothing beats apache and mod_php for PHP powered websites.

Except for every event driven web server plus PHP.

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