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Description

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.

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 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 Unicorn?
Why do you like Unicorn?

Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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    Why do developers choose Cherokee?
    Why do you like Cherokee?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Unicorn?
    Downsides of Unicorn?

    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
    No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
    Downsides of lighttpd?

    What are the cons of using Cherokee?
    No Cons submitted yet for Cherokee
    Downsides of Cherokee?

    Companies

    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
    What companies use Cherokee?
    1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee

    Integrations

    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Unicorn, lighttpd, 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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