Today, Nginx 1.6.0 stable version has been released, incorporating many new features from the 1.5.x mainline branch, various SSL improvements, SPDY 3.1 support, cache revalidation with conditional requests, auth request module and more.
Nginx 1.7.0 mainline new features:
According to Netcraft's April 2014 Web Server Survey, Nginx was found to be the third most widely used web server across all domains (15.25% of surveyed sites) and second most widely used web server for all active sites (14.22% of surveyed sites).
- Backend SSL certificate verification
- Support for SNI while working with SSL backends
- The $ssl_server_name variable
- The "if" parameter of the "access_log" directive
Nginx 1.7 Mainline Update Released
Second most widely used web server accross active sites just got better