“There’s far more to the world of Web servers than just Apache and IIS. While lightweight Web servers have much in common, there’s also variation within the category. Most are written in C, but several other implementation languages have proven successful among the servers with which I’ve experimented, including Erlang, Java, Lisp, Lua, Perl, Python, and Tcl. If there’s a language you favor, you can probably find a lightweight Web server here coded for your convenience. survey the possibilities and see how they apply to you.”
All the Lightweight Web Servers of the World
2009-01-23 Internet 5 Comments
I’m using lighttpd and nginx on certain sites. And they can upload much more static content than Apache or IIS will ever manage, given same horsepower.
They could be damn nice in resource constrained environments like embedded devices or VDS servers (where more RAM means more money to pay).
“There’s far more to the world of Web servers than just Apache and IIS.”
That’s right. Apache and IIS are not only available heavyweight web servers out there. Sun Java System Web Server is highly scalable web server aimed at large workloads and it has been recently open sourced under the name ‘Open Web Server’.