nginx [engine x] is a HTTP server and mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev.
Phusion Passenger - a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack - is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. Administration tools allow you to gain insight into web application operations and server performance.
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Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that is optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration.
The DOCTYPE is a required preamble for HTML5 websites.
Allows a website to define how a page is rendered in Internet Explorer 8, allowing a website to decide to use IE7 style rendering over IE8 rendering.
UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is the preferred encoding for web pages.