Apache HTTP Server vs. Microsoft IIS 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 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 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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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
Why do you like Apache HTTP Server?

Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
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Why do developers choose Pow?
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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 Microsoft IIS?
No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft IIS
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What are the cons of using Pow?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7316 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1868 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
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 Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

  • 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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