Apache Tomcat vs. lighttpd vs. Lwan



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Description

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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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Pros

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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Why do developers choose Lwan?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
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What are the cons of using Lwan?
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Companies

What companies use Apache Tomcat?
695 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
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What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, 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
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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