Cowboy vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?
Cowboy: 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; Microsoft IIS: A web server for Microsoft Windows. Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
Cowboy and Microsoft IIS can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.
"Websockets integration" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Cowboy, while over 77 developers mention "Great with .net" as the leading cause for choosing Microsoft IIS.
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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This is a legacy system requirement. We have some portions of our website written in PHP. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but at the time they decided to use PHP+Windows they were also trying to use MSSQL databases (All the microsoft influence was due to some azure credits the company received early on). The particular driver they ended up picking forced them into using the
mssql_* functions instead of PDO. This meant that the majority of the site used these rather outdated calls and replacing them was a rather large endeavour. So while we migrate some of the PHP backend away to various node.js api systems we are simply sustaining the existing PHP portions.
Web server for our 9 web applications and associated web services and external integrations