What on earth is nginx??

  1. ThompsonPen profile image79
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    What on earth is nginx??

    Every now and then when I go to a site that is part of my rounds, instead of the page I'm trying to get to I get a blank, white page that just says "Welcome to Nginx!" and that is all. I have googled it and didn't find anything relevant to what I was experiencing. Sometimes it pops up on Facebook, sometimes it's Yahoo, Hotmail, even when I was trying to get to Hubpages from time to time! What is it and why does it do it?

  2. TeachComputers profile image61
    TeachComputersposted 5 years ago
  3. booknow profile image76
    booknowposted 3 years ago

    Nginx is a web server which handles websites (another well known web server is Apache). If you visit a website a web server like Nginx will preset you the pages . The page you got is the standard welcome page which is set up when you first install Nginx.