Milestone: #4 on Netcraft
marc at corky.net
Wed Jun 4 16:47:15 MSD 2008
My feeling about the nginx project is that it is under-marketed and very
large amounts of lighttpd (and apache) users are still unaware of it.
Many would switch to it in the blink of an eye.
lighttpd and nginx can no longer be compared. lighttpd has stagnated
almost to a complete (public) halt during the past year or so, it hardly
receives any fixes or improvements (with the exception of one
extremely-overdue release in March). The long promised version 1.5
has not been coming through, either.
nginx on the other hand, subjectively, is a superior product both from
code quality / organization and from the awesome features / flexibility
and stability it provides - when compared to its direct and indirect
competitors. It is clearly written with care, passion and dedication
that few programmers posses -- you just know that when you take a good
look at it.
Last but not least, and certainly one of the most important aspects, at
least for me, is that nginx receives constant fixes and enhancements -
and has been receiving fixes and enhancements ever since the project
became public, on a *consistent* and almost clockwork basis.
A big thanks to Igor and his employer for releasing this great piece of
software to the public and working to maintain it so diligently ever since!
And with all this said, spread the word of nginx to everyone you know -
write and post about it everywhere. Let's bring it to the top 2, where
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