Apache HTTP Server vs. Microsoft IIS vs. lighttpd



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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 Microsoft IIS?

Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7290 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1861 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

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

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • 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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