Apache HTTP Server vs. nginx vs. Nodal.js

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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 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 Nodal.js?

Nodal is a web server for Node.js that was built with the sole purpose of making the developer's life easier.Boasting its own opinionated, explicit, idiomatic and highly-extensible full-service framework, Nodal takes care of all of the hard decisions for you and your team. This allows you to focus on creating an effective product in a short timespan while minimizing technical debt.
Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Nodal.js?
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What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Nodal.js?
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What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7403 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use nginx?
10247 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Nodal.js?
1 companies on StackShare use Nodal.js
What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Nodal.js?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Nodal.js

What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, nginx, and Nodal.js?

  • 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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