nginx vs. Cowboy vs. Pow



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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 Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using nginx?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use nginx?
9835 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow

Integrations

What tools integrate with nginx?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

What are some alternatives to nginx, Cowboy, and Pow?

  • 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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