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What is your preferred web server?

Which web server do you prefer?   68 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your favorite web server?

    • Apache
      16
    • Nginx
      38
    • Lighttpd
      2
    • Litespeed
      4
    • Hiawatha
      2
    • Cherokee
      1
    • IIS
      0
    • h2o
      0
    • Apache Tomcat
      0
    • Oracle iPlanet
      1
    • Passenger
      0
    • Gunicorn
      1
    • Other
      3

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...and why?

 

I thought it would be interesting to see what web server vpsBoard members prefer for their own projects. I assume Nginx may be the crowd favorite but I may just end up being surprised. I didn't list all the random web server options available so if your favorite is not in the list please select 'Other' and let us know what you preference is.

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Lighttpd is still my favorite although the development activity isn't the best, I'm still using it whenever I need to build a webserver from scratch (otherwise I go with nginx + Apache2).

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I've generally found nginx to be easier to work with for my projects, not to mention easier on resources.

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nginx, because it's lightweight and actively updated.

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Where da fark is Apache Tomcat, Oracle iPlanet, or...or...or in that list?

 

currently using:

 

your average PHP site: either  Nginx frontend/ Apache2 backend or Tengine frontend / Apache2 backend

Java: Tomcat

Ruby: Passenger

Python: Gunicorn

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Where da fark is Apache Tomcat, Oracle iPlanet, or...or...or in that list?

 

currently using:

 

your average PHP site: either  Nginx frontend/ Apache2 backend or Tengine frontend / Apache2 backend

Java: Tomcat

Ruby: Passenger

Python: Gunicorn

 

Check the poll again :)

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I prefer using apache. It just work.

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I used to always use lighttpd since @scv got me into it, but moved to nginx about a year and a half ago and haven't looked back. Both are amazing webservers, I just liked nginx more in the end.

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LSWS (Enterprise) for my cPanel servers. As for everything else, well, in most cases I would go for nginx. Naturally it all depends on the project/situation. Overall, I go for nginx.

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OpenBSD's httpd is my preferred server these days. It does not have many features, so I use nginx for more complex setups.

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I'm pretty used to Apache's config, I'm fine with nginx but would still prefer similar syntax. Cherokee offers me an Apache-like config syntax and its pretty light and awesome too. Hence, Cherokee.

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NGINX all the way baby. Thing is an absolute monster.

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Nginx + Apache sometime Varnish + Apache Depends on what is running.

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no OpenLiteSpeed listing ?

 

For WHM/Cpanel = LiteSpeed

 

For non-cpanel  = CentminMod flavoured Nginx :D (Centmin Mod will have planned OpenLiteSpeed support in future though ;) )

 

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Apache + Nginx, It is a beautiful thing.

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Telnet.

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thttpd for quick and dirty.  

 

nginx if I need php, cgi, or extra functionality.

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Nginx for me, ever since I put my hands on it I fell in love with its simplicity and the horsepower that it delivers.

 

Add some varnish goodness on top of it if you need caching and you're all set to deliver content to a lot of users with reasonable resources.

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