Apache HTTP Server vs. lighttpd vs. Pow



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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 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.

What is Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

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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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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7289 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

  • 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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