nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Cowboy

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Description

What is nginx?

nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.

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 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 nginx?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
    No Cons submitted yet for nginx
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    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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    What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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    Pricing

    How much does nginx cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8136 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6055 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Cowboy?
    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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