For the simple reason that it’s the only static web server I’ve seen that supports Solaris’s Event Ports
I’m cutting over the ton of static servers we have to it.
If you’re interested in a x86/64 build for Solaris
Just drop it in place
$ ln -s /opt/pcre-7.0 /opt/pcre
$ ls -l /opt/
pcre -> /opt/pcre-7.0/
There’s an dot.xml file in /opt/nginx that you can use for SMF.
(note there’s currently some issues in the eventports implementation, so leave it commented out for now and nginx will use dev/poll)