InfoWorld's 2009 Bossie Awards
Lighter, faster, and less resource-intensive than Apache, Nginx necessarily jettisons lots of functionality in favor of raw speed. For instance, Nginx can't handle CGI requests itself, so it proxies to another handler, like spawn-fcgi. But that's the idea: You can run only exactly what you need to run, without spending time and effort to pare down to the bare essentials. Read the review.