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Description

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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8001 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Microsoft IIS?
    1442 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

    See all alternatives to nginx

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