Apache HTTP Server vs. Microsoft IIS vs. Unicorn



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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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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
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Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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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?
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What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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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 Unicorn?
213 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

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
No integrations listed yet

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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