In addition to Nginx, we also utilises Apache meaning that your sites can still use .htaccess files for things like redirects. This is done internally on the server via a reverse proxy. Any requests for files that are not static content such as PHP and HTML pages will be sent to through to Apache via the reverse proxy. For performance any PHP requests are served from PHP-PFM.
What File Types Does Nginx Serve?
Static files are determined by the file extension. The following extensions are considered static files:
By default, Nginx will serve static files from any site. Static files are determined by the file extension. The following extensions are considered static files:
Using Apache to serve static files
If you would prefer that all requests go to Apache it is possible to bypass Nginx on a per site basis by unchecking the "Serve Static Files via NGINX" box under the Performance heading for a website in the platform.
Nginx will still be the front end web server however unchecking this option will mean that all file types will be sent to through to Apache via the reverse proxy.