website down possibly due to nginx/1.6.0 ?

anyone familiar with nginx/1.6.0 ?

apparently the hostgator forums say that hostgator has silently been switching over to nginx and many users since February have had their sites unexpectedly down.

users on the forums say that “Nginx doesn’t support .htaccess files”,

any kind assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.

site is question =

kind regards,