Microsoft IIS vs. Unicorn vs. Lwan

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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 Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

What is Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

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    Companies

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    1446 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
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    What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, Unicorn, and Lwan?

    • 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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