Microsoft IIS vs. lighttpd vs. Lwan

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Description

What is Microsoft IIS?

Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

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.

What is Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
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    Companies

    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1456 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
    What companies use Lwan?
    0 companies on StackShare use Lwan

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
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    What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, lighttpd, and Lwan?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • 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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