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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 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.

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.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8138 companies on StackShare use nginx
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    What companies use Gunicorn?
    166 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

    Integrations

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

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

    • 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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