Frontend servers and nginx: what, where and how
Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Igor Sysoev started working on developing Nginx in 2002 and released it to the public in 2004. Since then Nginx is hosting nearly 12.18% (22.2M) of active sites across all domains and is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This report will give you a full overview of the Nginx and explain why this server is so popular.