NGINX vs Apache

The two most popular open source web servers(Source) powering the Internet today are Apache HTTP server and NGINX. Over 50% of the websites in the world run on these two web servers. For almost two decades, Apache Web server served around 60 percent of the world’s websites until its competitor NGINX (pronounced as “engine-x”) came into existence. Due to the explosive growth in data traffic volumes and the number of users of the world-wide-web, NGINX was introduced to overcome the performance limitations of Apache web servers. NGINX, designed for higher concurrency, can be deployed as a standalone web server, and as a frontend proxy for Apache and other web servers.

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