Microsoft IIS vs nginx: What are the differences?
What is Microsoft IIS? A web server for Microsoft Windows. 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 nginx? A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Microsoft IIS and nginx can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
"Great with .net" is the top reason why over 77 developers like Microsoft IIS, while over 1437 developers mention "High-performance http server" as the leading cause for choosing nginx.
nginx is an open source tool with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas Microsoft IIS is used by Intuit, Accolade, and CampusBookRentals. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8669 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft IIS, which is listed in 1498 company stacks and 312 developer stacks.
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