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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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monkey web server!

 

For serious things nginx.

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Nginx is my favorite but I don't use it without Apache.

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Nginx.. lightweight powerful and can be configured for 100's of uses not just a straight forward web server.

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Litespeed fan here but due to the price I use Apache at the moment haha. I do like Nginx too but as a proxy so it's like LiteSpeed and I can use .htaccess.

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Nginx/Tengine. Simple setup, lightweight with the basic features I need.

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Im surprised most say nginx. Usually Apache is the norm. I'm an Apache guy... so

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I think I've only ever personally used Apache for my projects on a web server.

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I use Nginx/Apache. Powerful and good tools.  ;)

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Nginx here. Although Apache's 2.4 branch is a real contender now.

 

I used to be a lighty fan, but IPv6 support is shit and fucks up your configs when trying to do IP restrictions.

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LiteSpeed for sure because it enhances the website speed and is great as compared to the other types of servers.

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Apache For me. Cause it is easy and have lots of documentation for configuration.

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As a shared hosting provider I prefer Litespeed.

For personal sites, NGINX.

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I'm in favor of nginx. It is indeed lightweight (low memory footprint) and over the years I got used to the configuration style/format. It also has the 'bells and whistles' that I need, especially when using it as a reverse proxy.

On the other hand, Apache is no mediocre.

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My preferred web server is "Apache" because I am pretty comfortable working on it.

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I like lighttpd becuase it is secure/fast/light and it can handle Layer7(DDoS) better than most of the webservers.

 

Thanks Lighttpd!

Edited by ModyDev

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Apache is easy to config and I like the vhost options, native ssl setup and  powerful url control with mod rewrite. Nginx would be second on my list but I have had incompatibility issues a few times with certain php and other applications.

Edited by securewebcloud

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Apache is easy to config and I like the vhost options, native ssl setup and  powerful url control with mod rewrite. Nginx would be second on my list but I have had incompatibility issues a few times with certain php and other applications.

Can I enquire what issues you encountered with Nginx and PHP? And how long ago was this?

I've been using Nginx for PHP (with php-fpm) as my main stack for years and have never once come across an issue that wasn't solvable, so I'm genuinely intrigued.

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