Microsoft IIS vs. Passenger vs. Cowboy



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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 Passenger?

Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft IIS
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What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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Pricing

How much does Microsoft IIS cost?
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Companies

What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1869 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, Passenger, 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
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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