nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Gunicorn

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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 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.
Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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What companies use nginx?
10264 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7407 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Gunicorn?
221 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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 are some alternatives to nginx, Apache HTTP Server, and Gunicorn?

  • 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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