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Description

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

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.

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.

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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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    What are the cons of using Cherokee?
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    Pricing

    How much does lighttpd cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
    What companies use Cowboy?
    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
    What companies use Cherokee?
    1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
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    What are some alternatives to lighttpd, Cowboy, and Cherokee?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • 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

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