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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 · 324.8K 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 · 308.5K views

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

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Pros of Keepalived
Pros of NGINX
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    2 nodes HA cluster management
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    Extremely fast (IPVS)
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    Virtual IP HA with VRRP
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    Load Balancer
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    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
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    Free
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    Web server
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    Simplicity
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    Easy setup
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    Content caching
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    Web Accelerator
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    Capability
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    Fast
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    High-latency
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    Predictability
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    Reverse Proxy
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    Supports http/2
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    The best of them
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    Enterprise version
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    Lots of Modules
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    Great Community
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    Reversy Proxy
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    High perfomance proxy server
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    Streaming media
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    Embedded Lua scripting
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    Streaming media delivery
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    Lightweight
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    saltstack
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    Fast and easy to set up
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    Slim
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    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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    Blash
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    Ingress controller
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    GRPC-Web
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    Virtual hosting
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    Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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    What is Keepalived?

    The main goal of this project is to provide simple and robust facilities for loadbalancing and high-availability to Linux system and Linux based infrastructures.

    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.

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