Hello ! You can use NGINX in two ways:
- Use it as standalone web server: go with the solution provided by @AlbaHost
- Use it as caching / reverse proxy server: go with the solution provided by @HostechSupport
XtendWeb support Proxy to Apache httpd and standalone Nginx on a per domain or sub-folder basis. It also does L7 DDOS and Brute force mitigation out of the box and plugin also can be used to scale the Nginx stack to multiple cpanel servers ensuring High Availability and horizontal scalability
There are many plugins available. If you want nginx for better performance then by using engintron you can achive it becase nginx works as a reverce proxy and serves static contents rest dynamic contents are server by apache.