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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Chapter 23. Other HTTP Servers

In This Chapter

Nginx

lighttpd

Yaws

Cherokee

Jetty

thttpd

Apache Tomcat

References

To determine the best web server for your use, consider the needs of the website you manage. Does it need heavy security (for e-commerce), multimedia (music, video, and pictures), or the capability to download files easily? How much are you willing to spend for the software? Do you need software that is easy to maintain and troubleshoot or that includes tech support? The answers to these questions might steer you to something other than what’s covered in Chapter 22, “Apache Web Server Management.”

This chapter does not provide a detailed tutorial for these alternatives to Apache, which is by far the most popular ...

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