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Anyone Familiar With Nginx What is this thing instead of a 404?

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I was wondering why I get "Welcome to nginx" when a page cannot be found?Is that something new or a replacement for the old "404 This page cannot be found" error message?I usually get this in Google Chrome when a website refuses to load (Sometimes in Firefox too).Is it normal for that to appear, or does it indicate a problem?Does anyone know anything further about this?Thank you.An update: I have now learned that "nginx" stands for "Engine X", but I cannot say the explanation makes me a lot wiser.I also need to re-iterate that I only get this when a page cannot be found while i am using Google Chrome to browse.It never seems to happen in Internet Explorer or Firefox.The main thing that I would like to know is "is this an nnocent announcement of a 404 error as used by Google Chrome, or is it something more sinister (malicious, malware or something the like)".

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Nginx is a webserver which seems to be much better than apache if we compare performance, it seems that Nginx is used by companies like Wordpress, I've read that if you have lots of requests in a seocnd to some kind oif application on your server, Nginx performs much better than apache web server, so I guess you just see it's default pages, before tha you saw default apache pages, now you see some kind of Nginx pages?

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Well, funny enough, Quatrux, what I was seeing when a page was not found was, instead of "Error 404, this page cannot e found", "Welcome to nginx", nothing more.There were no footnotes, no copyright announcements, nothing, just that plain announcement.The odd thing is that now, after reformatting my hard drive, I do not seem to get that message anymore when a page cannot be found.The message that appears now is "Oops! Google Chrome could not find http://xxxxxxxx.xxx.uk/;, so, that seems to indicate some sort of change to me.I wonder on which occasions and under which circumstances the nginx server really steps in.Anyway, thank you for your explanation, Quatrux.It is very much appreciated.

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As I understand, by default when you install a nginx server, you get a file index.html by default which says Welcome to nginx ;DAnd as on apache by default, if you put index.php file in the same folder, you still see index.html and Welcome to Nginx page as it has higher priority?Don't know about Nginx (Engine X) and 404 or other error pages, but I've just read that even facebook had a glitch which displayed this :)

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