Microsoft IIS vs. lighttpd vs. Mongoose Web Server

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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 Mongoose Web Server?

Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
    No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft IIS
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    What are the cons of using Mongoose Web Server?
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    Companies

    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1446 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
    What companies use Mongoose Web Server?
    1 companies on StackShare use Mongoose Web Server

    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
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, lighttpd, and Mongoose Web Server?

    • 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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