nginx vs. Microsoft IIS vs. Cowboy



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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 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.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use nginx?
9829 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1861 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

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

  • 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
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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