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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 Gunicorn?

Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8137 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Gunicorn?
    165 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
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    What are some alternatives to nginx, Gunicorn, and lighttpd?

    • 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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