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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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
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    What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8063 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1446 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    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

    What are some alternatives to nginx, Microsoft IIS, and lighttpd?

    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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