What is your preferred web server?

Discussion in 'Hosting Talk & Reviews' started by MannDude, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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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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  2. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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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).
     
  3. AMDbuilder

    AMDbuilder Active Member Verified Provider

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

    tonyg New Member

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    nginx, because it's lightweight and actively updated.
     
  5. telephone

    telephone New Member

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    Nginx. Easy to use, and scales very well! I'm also a fan of OpenResty with its Lua support.
     
  6. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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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
     
  7. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Check the poll again :)
     
  8. sv01

    sv01 Slow but sure

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    I prefer using apache. It just work.
     
  9. Nikki

    Nikki New Member

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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.
     
  10. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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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.
     
  11. gxbfxvar

    gxbfxvar Member

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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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  12. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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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.
     
  13. Dillybob

    Dillybob New Member

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    NGINX all the way baby. Thing is an absolute monster.
     
  14. concerto49

    concerto49 New Member Verified Provider

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    Nginx and Jetty
     
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  15. AuroraZero

    AuroraZero Active Member

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    Nginx + Apache sometime Varnish + Apache Depends on what is running.
     
  16. eva2000

    eva2000 Active Member

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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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  17. Munzy

    Munzy Active Member

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    Apache + Nginx, It is a beautiful thing.
     
  18. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Telnet.
     
  19. raj

    raj Active Member

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    thttpd for quick and dirty.  

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

    HBAndrei Active Member Verified Provider

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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.