Apache is like Microsoft Word, it has a million options but you only need six. Nginx does those six things, and it does five of them 50 times faster than Apache.
The internet appears to have fallen out of love with Apache, the faithful workhorse that has dominated the landscape for the past decade plus. While Apache still powers the majority of websites out there, it has steadily lost ground to nginx (engine-x) over the past few years.
In this guide, we’ll discuss how to get Drupal 8 installed on your Ubuntu 14.04 server with Nginex (I’ll do it with Kubuntu 14.04, but anyway it is going to run on Ubuntu and derived).