nginx vs. Microsoft IIS vs. Caddy

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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 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 Caddy?

Caddy is a production-ready open-source web server that is fast, easy to use, and makes you more productive. HTTP/2 and HTTPS by default
Why do developers choose nginx?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
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What are the cons of using Caddy?
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What companies use nginx?
10347 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1917 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Caddy?
19 companies on StackShare use Caddy
What tools integrate with nginx?
18 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
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What are some alternatives to nginx, Microsoft IIS, and Caddy?

  • HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer
  • lighttpd - A secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments
  • Traefik - Load Balancer for Microservices
  • Envoy - C++ front/service proxy

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