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Nginx does a lot of things today that the erstwhile notion of a 'web server' would never have been tasked to to.

So depending on what you are doing, varnish, lighttpd, apache, or haproxy (and likely more) might be used alone or in combination to match functionality.




> Nginx does a lot of things today that the erstwhile notion of a 'web server' would never have been tasked to.

Can you explain more? (Serious question, as a long-time httpd user who hasn't used nginx)




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