The NGINX team has announced that 1.0.0 stable is finally here after being in development for more than nine years and version 0.1.0 (the first release) came in October of 2007. While NGINX has only reached version 1.0 this week, it's already used on approximately 6% of the web-sites in existence.
NGINX uses an a-synchronous event-driven design to provide predictable performance under full load and also provides standard web server features like reverse proxy, load balancing, SSL support, Gzip compression, WebDAV, and virtual servers. NGINX can also function as a mail proxy with SMTP/POP3/IMAP.
NGINX 1.0 can be downloaded at NGINX.org.