Sunday, October 26, 2008

Web server choice

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.

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