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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 Passenger?

Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

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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    Companies

    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6040 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    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 Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
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    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Passenger, and Unicorn?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • 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
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

    See all alternatives to Apache HTTP Server



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