If you wish what I think about nginx go here.
So here is the simplest way to install fresh version of Nginx on Debian system. I do not prefer to manually compile nginx. Also nginx developing continuously, means your distribution of Linux will have outdated version of nginx. The easiest way is to add nginx repository to your Linux system.
Being IT (not a developer) I was always searching for simple easy tune-able and effective solutions. First web server I've managed was IIS 2.0 on Windows NT 4.0 Server. In 1998 it was more than enough for University web page and I was as happy as Larry, and was very proud of my skills thinking that it is rock solid solution for ages 🙂
The year 2002 was my graduation, the university admin who replaced me on this post was surprised to see IIS 4.0, and as he said that I had a MustDie! solution. He was the one who showed me Apache, which I hated since my first contact due to I was complete fool in Linux, and continued to use IIS for any tasks in any job places where it was requested until 2005 when I've tasted the power of Linux as a file server and as a proxy server. I was stubbornly continue to use IIS until I've met a demanding PHP developer appeared in the company I work and he almost ate my brain insisting to move company server to APACHE. Yes! that's appeared to be amazing, while I've was quite fluent in Linux and had perfect back server where I've played a lot with apache, and thanks Lance he thought me all he knew about Apache, I've completely abandoned IIS 6.5 and became LAMP guy.
What I think about Apache, well it is Apache first of all, mature and reliable, perfectly documented we servers. What else ? It’s standard… but not for me. I’ve made my choice – Nginx. So you will not find much stuff about Apache here. However if you have small web project with low traffic – Apache will be best solution for, do not shit your brain with Nginx and PHP-FPM shaman rituals.