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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 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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    Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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    Cons

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

    What companies use nginx?
    8001 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Apache Tomcat?
    490 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
    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 Apache Tomcat?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to nginx, Apache Tomcat, and Unicorn?

    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
    • 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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