Apache HTTP Server vs. Passenger vs. Cowboy



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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 Passenger?

Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Cons

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

How much does Apache HTTP Server cost?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7313 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
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What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Passenger, and Cowboy?

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

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