Apache HTTP Server vs. Cherokee vs. Unicorn

Get help choosing one of these



Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • -
  • 299
  • 0
  • 67
  • 70
  • 70
  • -
  • 5
  • 1.24K

GitHub Stats

No public GitHub repository stats available

Description

What is Apache HTTP Server?

The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.

What is Cherokee?

Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server.

What is Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Ask a Question

Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
  • Why do you like Apache HTTP Server?

    Why do developers choose Cherokee?
    Why do you like Cherokee?

    Why do developers choose Unicorn?
    Why do you like Unicorn?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache HTTP Server
    Downsides of Apache HTTP Server?

    What are the cons of using Cherokee?
    No Cons submitted yet for Cherokee
    Downsides of Cherokee?

    What are the cons of using Unicorn?
    Downsides of Unicorn?

    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6054 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Cherokee?
    1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    No integrations listed yet
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Cherokee, and Unicorn?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
    • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
    • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

    See all alternatives to Apache HTTP Server



    Interest Over Time


    Get help choosing one of these