Sunday, 28 March 2021

Types of Web Servers

What are the Types of Web Servers?

The following types of Web Servers are such that

  • Apache HTTP Web Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services Web Server
  • Lighttpd Web Server
  • NGINX Web Server
  • Jigsaw Web Server
  • Sun Java System Web Server

Apache HTTP Web Servers

Apache HTTP server was develope by the Apache Software Foundation. It is open-source software and about 60 percent of web server machines run on Apache Web Servers. It supports almost all operating systems such as macOS, Linux, Windows, Unix, FreeBSD, etc,. 

Benefits of Apache HTTP Web Servers

  • Highly Reliable
  • Better Performance
  • Supports both Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Flexible
  • Source Code of Apache is Available for Free and No License is Require

Microsoft Internet Information Services Web Servers

IIS is a high performing web servers developed by Microsoft. It offers all the features of Apache HTTP Server and it is not open-source software, as well as modification becomes a bit difficult and it supports only the Windows operating system.

Benefits of IIS Web Servers

  • Improve Performance
  • Reduce  Memory Footprint
  • Build Custom or Specialized Servers
  • Secure the Server by Reducing the Attack Surface Area

Lighttpd Web Servers

Lighttpd is a combination of “light” and “httpd” it was introduce in 2003 and it is open-source software. It has a small CPU load and speed optimizations where you can change speed according to our requirements and at the same time, it can run a large number of connections.

Benefits of Lighttpd Web Servers

  • HTTP Proxy Support
  • Flexible Virtual Hosting
  • Auth Support
  • URL Rewriting Support
  • Servlet Support

NGINX Web Servers

NGINX is a high performing web servers. It combined with IMAP/POP3 proxy server and it is open-source software. Therefore it is used for caching, media streaming, load balancing, handling of static files, auto-indexing, etc,. Instead of creating new processes for each request made by the user, NGINX handles the requests in a single thread, using an asynchronous approach.

Benefits of NGINX Web Servers

  • High Performance
  • Stability
  • Low Resource Usage
  • Simple Configuration

Jigsaw Web Servers

Jigsaw web servers was written in java programming language it can run common gateway interface scripts as well as PHP programs and it is an open source software. It used for delivering pages built or modified with personal home page and JSP scripts and it is from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It is not a full-fledged servers, it is designed as an experimental server for the purpose of demonstrating new Web protocols and other feature.

Benefits of Jigsaw Web Server

  • Proxy Server Capability
  • Virtual Hosting
  • Common Gateway Interface

Sun Java System Web Server

Sun java system web server is a multi-process and multi-threaded web server, technologies required for sun java system web server 6.1 are a variety of APIs and programming languages that enable you to generate dynamic content in response to a client request, modify and extend the behavior of server, and modify content stored in a server.

Benefits of Sun Java Web Server

  • High Performance
  • Data Security
  • Scalability
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) Support Reliability to the enterprise


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