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.