nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Lwan

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What is nginx?

nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.

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 Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.
Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Lwan?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
No Cons submitted yet for nginx
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What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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What are the cons of using Lwan?
No Cons submitted yet for Lwan
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What companies use nginx?
10145 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7387 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to nginx, Apache HTTP Server, and Lwan?

  • 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
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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