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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
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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 · 213.2K views

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

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Pros of Kestrel
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      High-performance http server
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      Performance
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      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
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      Supports http/2
    • 4
      The best of them
    • 4
      Lots of Modules
    • 4
      Enterprise version
    • 4
      Great Community
    • 3
      High perfomance proxy server
    • 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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      Fast and easy to set up
    • 2
      Lightweight
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      Slim
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      saltstack
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      Virtual hosting
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      Blash
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      GRPC-Web
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      Ingress controller
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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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      What is Kestrel?

      Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM.

      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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