Apache vs Lighttpd vs Cherokee vs Nginx vs AsyncWeb
+ Apache: suitable for student learnings, and SME .
+ Lighttpd: for start-ups (especially Web 2.0)
+ Cherokee: for big enterprises who don't have their own one (and maybe Web3.0 start-ups? )
+ Nginx: It's a good alternative for Apache, for better security and slightly better performance
+ AsyncWeb: written in pure Java, has some potential to compete with the well-knowns
FYI, those all are open source software, and the performance of Cherokee > Lighttpd > Nginx > Apache ~ AsyncWeb .
(Mongrel is also a honourable mention, for Ruby guys)
The Servlet ones will be discussed in the next entry.
4 months ago