Apache HTTP Server vs. Gunicorn vs. lighttpd

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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 Gunicorn?

Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.
Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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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 Gunicorn?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7387 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Gunicorn?
216 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Gunicorn, and lighttpd?

  • 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

See all alternatives to Apache HTTP Server



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