Microsoft IIS vs. lighttpd vs. Pow



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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 Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
Why do you like Microsoft IIS?

Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Why do developers choose Pow?
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Cons

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

What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1861 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow

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
What tools integrate with Pow?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

  • 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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