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What is nginx?

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.

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 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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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8137 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1456 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Pow?
    2 companies on StackShare use Pow

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
    What tools integrate with Pow?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow

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

    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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