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Cherokee vs Cowboy: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cherokee as "High-performance web server". Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server. On the other hand, Cowboy is detailed as "Small, fast, modular HTTP server written in Erlang". Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.

Cherokee and Cowboy can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"The logo is cute" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Cherokee, while over 6 developers mention "Websockets integration" as the leading cause for choosing Cowboy.

Cowboy is an open source tool with 5.59K GitHub stars and 999 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cowboy's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Cherokee?

Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server.

What is Cowboy?

Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.
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