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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
Member since:
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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RE: Cherokee
by Sodki on Fri 6th Jan 2012 09:38 in reply to "Cherokee"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

I too love Cherokee and think it is very underrated. One of the main causes, IMHO, is that the GUI is frowned upon as "configuration for kids" and not something a "serious sysadmin" would use. Bollocks.

Cherokee is, at the moment, the nicest integrated package for HTTP serving, very user-friendly and with very nice features.

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RE: Cherokee
by Lennie on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:41 in reply to "Cherokee"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think it is mostly unknown by people. I know it exists but I've never tried it (yet).

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RE: Cherokee
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 23:30 in reply to "Cherokee"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

Yeah... so I quickly checked out if there's a Wiki art (typically a decent quick overview), and:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_(web_server)
"The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's general notability guideline"...

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