Apache Tomcat vs. lighttpd vs. Pow



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Description

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.

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 Apache Tomcat?
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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 Apache Tomcat?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
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What are the cons of using Pow?
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Companies

What companies use Apache Tomcat?
684 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
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 Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
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 Apache Tomcat, 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
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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