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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 Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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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    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 Apache Tomcat?
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6040 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Apache Tomcat?
    494 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, 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
    • 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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