NGINX vs. Apache

There was a time when apache had such a great big chunk of business in web servers because it was running on more than half of the web servers, and this question was rendered moot just by looking at the market. But now things have changed, there are streams of new web servers and the all mighty apache has been falling in numbers and is now down to nearly a third of what it used to be. Now there is a web service rising slowly and making its name in the big leagues, the “NGINX” (you pronounce it “engine-x”) and it is making steady progress and gaining about 1% (give or take) of total web servers each year. There is a reason for this steady progress and why it’s such a great web service as of right now and why people are changing over to “nginx”.

When you search about web servers you will notice that apache and nginx are at the top and these are two most common names you will hear these days in  the conversations of web servers so it is the best time to discuss which one is the best? Is it the apache the old reliable web service that used to be the king of the hill until now or nginx the new competitor who promises a lot? To compare both we can go through certain areas like: –

  • OS support
  • Security of the web servers
  • Flexibility with writing modules
  • Documentation (apache modules and NGINX