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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 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.

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    Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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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
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    What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    Companies

    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1443 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Apache Tomcat?
    491 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
    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 Apache Tomcat?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

    What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, Apache Tomcat, 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
    • 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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