Apache Tomcat vs. Microsoft IIS vs. Cowboy



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Description

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Apache Tomcat?
684 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1868 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
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What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, Microsoft IIS, 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
  • 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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