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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 Microsoft IIS?

Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

What is Cowboy?

Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.

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Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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    Pricing

    How much does Apache HTTP Server cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6012 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1442 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Cowboy?
    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Microsoft IIS, and Cowboy?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

    See all alternatives to Apache HTTP Server

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