nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Pow



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Description

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 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 nginx?
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Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Pow?
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Cons

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 Pow?
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Companies

What companies use nginx?
9922 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7319 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow

Integrations

What tools integrate with nginx?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

  • 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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