Nginx was designed to get a very high throughput from your server, and the man behind the software was an exceptionally smart engineer, Igor Sysoev. Nginx solved a lot of performance problems in a very unique way because of the way it was architected. In this chapter, you will learn about the architecture in detail and how Nginx is able to work as well under the hood.
I will start with an analogy so that it is easier to understand and remember why things work the way they do, and how Nginx is different from other web servers.
A Quick Analogy
Question: What do powerful people want in general? Answer: More power!