Which web server do you use?

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  1. mrnothersan

    mrnothersan New Member

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    Which web server do you use?


    Usually, I use Apache, but for low RAM environments, I use nginx which are both easy to manage!
  2. DaReaper

    DaReaper New Member

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    I use Lighttpd on my servers; It's lite, fast and manages a lot of requests very nicely. I can't use Apache as it uses a lot of Memory and i'm really reserved on memory as of now.

    Unlike Apache lighttpd dosen't have any .htaccess, instead it has a configurable file to allow or deny or manage redirections in it's own format of code.
  3. wjack2010

    wjack2010 New Member

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    I use Apache as it's easy to install and set-up, though I might have to start looking into lighttpd to save on resources etc... as resources are like gold, there worth a lot ;)
  4. DaReaper

    DaReaper New Member

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    Yeah, especially when you just have 256 Mb of RAM and you want to run a decent website, Lighttpd is pretty good at handling loads and requests. I've done a benchmark on it and it's somewhere up on this forum.

    You can also try nginx which is equally good. Maybe run tests on them before you feel comfortable using them :p
  5. flotwig

    flotwig New Member

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    nginx - it's a beast. It runs in under 10MB of RAM while still managing to run several resource-intensive community sites.
    I used to use Apache, but nginx is so much simpler to configure and to keep running.
  6. paolochicha

    paolochicha New Member

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    When choosing between Apache and Nginx (or others), it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison, so you better look at the feature-set carefully before you choose to move. Apache has tons of features and has a great ecosystem around it, which means it can do a lot more to help you generate the content you need - e.g. server-side processing. Nginx is more geared towards high-performance, yet simpler content serving needs. Identify your needs, and then choose.

    In a nutshell, if you are using mod_php, mod_perl or any of the esoteric modules with Apache in your current installation, I think staying with httpd is a better idea. If you are facing performance problems, you could use Nginx as a reverse-proxy.
  7. kInOzAwA

    kInOzAwA New Member

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    i'm using Apache most of the time for the server :)
  8. diegosuse

    diegosuse New Member

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    Agree. Light is a very small web server. Can give a lot of pains. Better to work with apache, and allows servlets integration with tomcat very easy. For security porpouses better apache even more talking about ssl certs. Hope helps
  9. sophieperrone

    sophieperrone New Member

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    Yea, i am completely agree with you,

    You will have different options available but one should choose that is best to address their requirements.

  10. FandaR

    FandaR New Member

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    Hello,
    I use also Nginx which is easy to manage and can be optimized for a really good results. It also has a big community and support, but as was already said Apache has a lot of useful modules so it really depends on the needs. Basically If I can I use nginx because of the performance otherwise I use Apache
  11. kimipatel

    kimipatel New Member

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    I am using Apache...... Because of easy to install and set up...
  12. Akendo

    Akendo New Member

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    All of them, apache is better for bigger website/server. Nginx is used for our small system. Also with a mix of both.
  13. telemahos

    telemahos New Member

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    apache webserver.
  14. MikeyD

    MikeyD Active Member

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    Webservers are for chumps :cool:

    The future is all about Node.js baby
  15. Angelbrown Leka

    Angelbrown Leka New Member

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    I am using Apache and quite satisfied with its working and functionality.
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