"The biggest winner in terms of web servers appears to be the
open source nginx server. During the past month, nginx added 6.9
million new hostnames. In total, Netcraft's January 2012 survey
found just over 56 million hostnames running on nginx, giving the
open source web server upstart a 9.63 percent share.
Nginx has emerged in recent years as a faster alternative to
Apache HTTP for those looking for a viable open source web server.
In October 2011, the commercial Nginx company behind the open
source project raised $3 million in funding to help fuel its
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