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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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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    What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6009 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1443 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
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    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Microsoft IIS, and Unicorn?

    • 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
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

    See all alternatives to Apache HTTP Server



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