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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 Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

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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Why do developers choose nginx?
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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 Puma?
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    What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    7988 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Puma?
    62 companies on StackShare use Puma
    What companies use Cowboy?
    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

    Integrations

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

    • 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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