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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 Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

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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    What are the cons of using Puma?
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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?
    6034 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Puma?
    63 companies on StackShare use Puma
    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
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    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Puma, 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
    • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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