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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 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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Why do developers choose nginx?
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    Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
    No Cons submitted yet for nginx
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    What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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    What are the cons of using Mongoose Web Server?
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    Pricing

    How much does nginx cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    7999 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Cowboy?
    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
    What companies use Mongoose Web Server?
    1 companies on StackShare use Mongoose Web Server

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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    What are some alternatives to nginx, Cowboy, and Mongoose Web Server?

    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
    • 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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