Apache HTTP Server vs NGINX vs Pow

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Apache HTTP Server

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NGINX

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Pow

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Pros of Apache HTTP Server
Pros of NGINX
Pros of Pow
  • 477
    Web server
  • 305
    Most widely-used web server
  • 218
    Virtual hosting
  • 148
    Fast
  • 138
    Ssl support
  • 45
    Since 1996
  • 28
    Asynchronous
  • 5
    Robust
  • 4
    Proven over many years
  • 1
    Mature
  • 1
    Perfect Support
  • 1
    Perfomance
  • 0
    Many available modules
  • 0
    Many available modules
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    High-performance http server
  • 896
    Performance
  • 728
    Easy to configure
  • 606
    Open source
  • 529
    Load balancer
  • 286
    Scalability
  • 285
    Free
  • 222
    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
  • 6
    Supports http/2
  • 6
    Fast and lightweight
  • 4
    Enterprise version
  • 4
    Great Community
  • 4
    The best of them
  • 4
    Lots of Modules
  • 3
    Streaming media
  • 3
    Embedded Lua scripting
  • 3
    Reversy Proxy
  • 3
    Streaming media delivery
  • 3
    High perfomance proxy server
  • 2
    Lightweight
  • 2
    Slim
  • 2
    saltstack
  • 2
    Fast and easy to set up
  • 1
    Blash
  • 1
    GRPC-Web
  • 1
    Ingress controller
  • 1
    Virtual hosting
  • 1
    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
  • 1
    Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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    Cons of Apache HTTP Server
    Cons of NGINX
    Cons of Pow
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      Hard to set up
    • 8
      Advanced features require subscription
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      What is Apache HTTP Server?

      The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.

      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 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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      XAMPP
      It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
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