nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Unicorn

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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 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 nginx?
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    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8070 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6038 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
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    What are some alternatives to nginx, Apache HTTP Server, and Unicorn?

    • 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
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

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