Version 1.0.0 of the nginx HTTP and mail proxy server has been released. “nginx development was started about 9 years ago. The first public version 0.1.0 has been released on October 4, 2004. Now W3Techs reports that 6.8% of the top 1 million sites on the web (according to Alexa) use nginx. And 46.9% of top Russian sites use nginx.” This server seems to have an active community of satisfied users who find it faster and easier to deal with than some of the alternatives. Some change information can be found in the changelog.
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