Apache HTTP Server vs. Unicorn 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 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 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?
Why do you like Apache HTTP Server?

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache HTTP Server
Downsides of Apache HTTP Server?

What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7350 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Unicorn?
213 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
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
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What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

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