The Nginx Web Server is a light weight and versatile server that can be configured for all the different tasks that many modern websites demand.
Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Igor Sysoev started development of Nginx in 2002, with the first public release in 2004. Nginx now hosts nearly 6.55% (13.5M) of all domains worldwide. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.
How to install nginx in Ubuntu 10.10
addthis to souces.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/stable/ubuntu maverick main
Now apt-get update
and apt-get install nginx