Microsoft IIS vs. Cowboy vs. Mongoose Web Server



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Description

What is Microsoft IIS?

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.

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 Mongoose Web Server?

Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1861 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What companies use Mongoose Web Server?
2 companies on StackShare use Mongoose Web Server

Integrations

What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
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What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, Cowboy, and Mongoose Web Server?

  • 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
  • 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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