While I’m on the topic of upgrading and installing server software, why not go quickly into how I get nginx set up on my centOS boxes.
It’s a super simple process as there’s an official RHEL/centOS nginx yum repository.
Basically, given a new server I would remove apache/httpd with
yum remove httpd
Then create a file named /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo and paste the configuration below within it:
Then it’s a simply matter of running
yum -y install nginx
And hey presto, your shiny new web server should be all up and running.
For the full install guide, check out http://wiki.nginx.org/Install