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Description

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

What is Gunicorn?

Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
No Cons submitted yet for Gunicorn
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What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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Pricing

How much does Apache Tomcat cost?
How much does Gunicorn cost?
How much does Cowboy cost?

Companies

What companies use Apache Tomcat?
490 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Gunicorn?
163 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use Cowboy?
8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, Gunicorn, and Cowboy?

  • 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
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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