nginx vs. Cowboy vs. Lwan



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Description

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 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 Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using nginx?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use nginx?
10031 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan

Integrations

What tools integrate with nginx?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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What are some alternatives to nginx, Cowboy, and Lwan?

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

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