Apache HTTP Server vs. Cowboy vs. Pow

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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.

What is Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.
Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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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 Cowboy?
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What are the cons of using Pow?
No Cons submitted yet for Pow
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How much does Apache HTTP Server cost?
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What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7387 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow
What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

  • 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

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