Microsoft IIS vs. Apache Tomcat vs. Unicorn



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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 Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Microsoft IIS?
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Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Microsoft IIS?
No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft IIS
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What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
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What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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Companies

What companies use Microsoft IIS?
1861 companies on StackShare use Microsoft IIS
What companies use Apache Tomcat?
672 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Unicorn?
211 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

Integrations

What tools integrate with Microsoft IIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft IIS
What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
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What are some alternatives to Microsoft IIS, Apache Tomcat, and Unicorn?

  • 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
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js
  • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

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