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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 Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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.

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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?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache HTTP Server
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    What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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    What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6011 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
    What companies use Gunicorn?
    163 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

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

    • 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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