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Internet & Networking With financial backing from the likes of Michael Dell and other venture capitalists, open source upstart Nginx has edged out Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) to hold the title of second-most widely used Web server among all active websites. What's more, according to Netcraft's January 2012 Web Server Survey, Nginx over the past month has gained market share among all websites, whereas competitors Apache, Microsoft, and Google each lost share.
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Cherokee
by reez on Fri 6th Jan 2012 09:02 UTC
reez
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2006-06-28

Sorry, I don't want to start a flame war about this, but I always wondered about Cherokee having so few users compared to lighttpd and nginx.

It too is small and extremely fast (in some setups it even outperforms the others), has some nice features like a good (and optional) web interface for configuration, an app store, but more importantly and this is why I use this server and think it is kinda underrated it always is that it's always the one server where that new DoS technique doesn't work.

Oh and I think the easy GUI and these kinda profiles for directories seem to lead to better configured server when it comes to compression and caching.

I started with lighttpd and just switched to Cherokee for testing. In fact I also have some nginx-setups, because I love that there are so many nice modules and that it is scriptable. That might become a reason to completely switch to it. However, it looks like this is something most nginx users never ever get into.

So did I miss something about Cherokee or nginx or is it just that it doesn't receive so much hype?

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