Ubuntu puts Nginx Web server on equal footing with Apache

The next version of Ubuntu Server will upgrade Nginx to the main archive, meaning it will “sit alongside Apache in 14.04 with full security updates over the life of the release,” Canonical employee Jorge Castro wrote today.

The open source Nginx has become one of the most popular Web servers after Apache, noted by Ars Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson for being a “lightweight speed demon.” Nginx’s upgrade to the main archive comes at a good time because the 14.04 release in April 2014 will be Ubuntu’s Long Term Support edition and will thus receive five years of support.”This is excellent news for those of you using stacks that tend to use nginx; increasing our support of nginx has been something many Ubuntu Server users have been telling me they’d like to see and it’s good to see us make some progress in this area,” Castro wrote.

Castro credited developer Thomas Ward for getting Nginx ready for the upgrade, having maintained the Nginx packages “for every Ubuntu release since 10.04” in April 2010. Castro also noted that features in Ubuntu’s Juju automation software can help users “dynamically swap between Apache and nginx.”

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