NGINX vs Wildfly

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nginx vs Wildfly: What are the differences?

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.

What is Wildfly? A Java EE8 Application Server. It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.

nginx and Wildfly can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

nginx is an open source tool with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8677 company stacks & 2561 developers stacks; compared to Wildfly, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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I am diving into web development, both front and back end. I feel comfortable with administration, scripting and moderate coding in bash, Python and C++, but I am also a Windows fan (i love inner conflict). What are the votes on web servers? IIS is expensive and restrictive (has Windows adoption of open source changed this?) Apache has the history but seems to be at the root of most of my Infosec issues, and I know nothing about nginx (is it too new to rely on?). And no, I don't know what I want to do on the web explicitly, but hosting and data storage (both cloud and tape) are possibilities. Ready, aim fire!

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Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 4 upvotes · 213.6K views
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I would pick nginx over both IIS and Apace HTTP Server any day. Combine it with docker, and as you grow maybe even traefik, and you'll have a really flexible solution for serving http content where you can take sites and projects up and down without effort, easily move it between systems and dont have to handle any dependencies on your actual local machine.

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From a StackShare Community member: "We are a LAMP shop currently focused on improving web performance for our customers. We have made many front-end optimizations and now we are considering replacing Apache with nginx. I was wondering if others saw a noticeable performance gain or any other benefits by switching."

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I use nginx because it is very light weight. Where Apache tries to include everything in the web server, nginx opts to have external programs/facilities take care of that so the web server can focus on efficiently serving web pages. While this can seem inefficient, it limits the number of new bugs found in the web server, which is the element that faces the client most directly.

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Leandro Barral
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I use nginx because its more flexible and easy to configure

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Christian Cwienk
Software Developer at SAP · | 1 upvotes · 202.7K views

I use Apache HTTP Server because it's intuitive, comprehensive, well-documented, and just works

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Pros of NGINX
Pros of Wildfly
  • 1.4K
    High-performance http server
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    Performance
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    Easy to configure
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    Open source
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    Load balancer
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    Scalability
  • 285
    Free
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    Web server
  • 173
    Simplicity
  • 134
    Easy setup
  • 29
    Content caching
  • 19
    Web Accelerator
  • 14
    Capability
  • 13
    Fast
  • 11
    Predictability
  • 10
    High-latency
  • 7
    Reverse Proxy
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    Supports http/2
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    Fast and lightweight
  • 4
    Enterprise version
  • 4
    Great Community
  • 4
    The best of them
  • 4
    Lots of Modules
  • 3
    Streaming media
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    Embedded Lua scripting
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    Reversy Proxy
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    Streaming media delivery
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    High perfomance proxy server
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    Lightweight
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    Slim
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    saltstack
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    Fast and easy to set up
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    Blash
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    GRPC-Web
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    Ingress controller
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    Virtual hosting
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    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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    Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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    Java
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    Eclipse integration

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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 Wildfly?

    It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.

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    lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.
    Traefik
    A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.
    Caddy
    Caddy 2 is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go.
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