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Nginx Server To Serve Bigger Role In Ubuntu 14.04

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Published on 02 January 2014 12:06 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The lightweight Nginx web-server alternative to Apache is being promoted to the main archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.

Nginx continues to grow in popularity as an open-source web-server that can compete (or in some workloads, sharply outperform) with Apache while delivering all necessary features for most users. Nginx has picked up features like SPDY and a Gunzip Filter and much more after this open-source project managed a round of VC funding two years ago.

Nginx has soared in popularity and last year it looked like Nginx would be added to Ubuntu server ISOs but now with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it's finally finding its way to the main package archive.

Jorge Castro of Canonical, and fellow Phoronix beer patron, has now reported via his blog confirmation of Nginx coming to the Ubuntu 14.04 main archive. This is great news considering this Ubuntu Linux release due out in April is a Long-Term Support release and is popular with server/enterprise users.

Apache will not be leaving the main archive but will continue to be supported alongside Nginx with full security updates for the lifetime of the LTS release.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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