“The website sergej-grienko.com is in Russia and doesn’t run Apache or IIS or any other common webserver. Its running a webserver called “nginx” (Pronounced Engine-X). That’s a huge negative right there. Many webservers that host malware are using this webserver type.”
Spongecell and Engine Yard use NGINX but I think it’s a huge positive! We use it for analytics reporting in addition to normal mongrel load balancing. We’ve load tested nginx on a single slice being able to handle close to 10,000 requests per second. Perhaps we like it for the same reasons the criminals do: it performs.