Poll: Which Webserver do you use?

by on June 23, 2006 · 12 comments· LAST UPDATED June 23, 2006


Our last poll asked readers of this blog the question:

Are you going to try or upgrade to enterprise grade Ubuntu Linux (code-named Dapper Drake)?

Thanks to everyone, total 338 people responded to the poll. Results are as follows:

  • 51% said they are happy with current setup/Linux/BSD distribution
  • 33% said they are willing to upgrade
  • 15% said they are not sure or they are not going to upgrade

It looks like people are following old mantra: If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It. Personally I will stick to *BSD or RHEL only.

New poll: Which Webserver do you use?

Again I am using Apache 1.3x and lighttpd (for rails apps). I am interested to see what fellow sys admins are using and why?

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1 tk June 23, 2006 at 5:17 pm

I am all set to use LiteSpeed. It is a commercial grade web server for *nix. It has superb performance for PHP applications. We use on all our 3 web servers. You can learn more at http://litespeedtech.com/

But remember enterprise version is not free (you will get basic version free of change).

2 TwistedUNIX June 23, 2006 at 7:25 pm

Apache rulez because:

Industry strength server
Community driven support :)
Open source :D
Good books
Look at Yahoo, Google and other Dot coms. They cannot be wrong :P

3 TRx June 23, 2006 at 8:01 pm

Is Google actually using Apache? Didn’t know that…

4 White hat linux June 23, 2006 at 8:10 pm

I must agree with TwistedUNIX, Apache rules.

@Trx, Google uses modified version of Apache called Google Web Server (GWS).

5 Alex June 23, 2006 at 8:14 pm

Which apache, though? 1x or 2x?

6 Tariq June 23, 2006 at 9:27 pm

why not cherokee – small, fast and lightweight.

7 nixCraft June 23, 2006 at 9:37 pm

Alex, both Google and Yahoo! runs modified Apache 1.x.

8 Nilesh January 14, 2008 at 1:45 am

Apache Rocks. My server is not a big; just a mini running at home, presently serving my friend’s site- http://www.djdeep.co.in

It will soon start serving my site also when I have made the scripts for my new site http://www.itech7.com

And My server was started around Sep 2007 and I am sticked to Fedora 7 now but will soon upgrade to Fedora 8 (i have DVD).

Since Apache 2 is bundled with Fedora, I am using it. Also it has gr8 performance.

9 NowhereMan March 19, 2008 at 7:21 am

For me, Apache is the best webserver. It works great with modsecurity.

10 Kirk BLiss April 27, 2008 at 12:26 am

IIS 6 and look forward to using IIS 7 and Window 2008. Microsoft Rulez…. :)

11 Winter May 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

I use: Apache2 and Apache2.2
Why?: support for many libraries and mods and clean config – on debian at least ;)
Why not Apache 1.3?: not enough traffic to my servers to warrant the use of 1.3. It may be lighter, but it also doesn’t have as many features as >2.

Just my 2 c/p/y/etc…

12 phreakincool July 6, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Currently using Apache for much of the same reasons as Winter. Been using Apache since 1997.

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