Microsoft IIS vs. Passenger vs. lighttpd

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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 Passenger?

Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

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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    Why do developers choose Passenger?
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    Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
    No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft IIS
    Downsides of Microsoft IIS?

    What are the cons of using Passenger?
    No Cons submitted yet for Passenger
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
    No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
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    Companies

    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1446 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

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

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

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