[erlang-questions] Erlang http servers

thomas <>
Thu Oct 4 15:24:58 CEST 2012

> Can someone please summarize this thread for me?  If I am going to run a
> web server in Erlang, which one should I use?

Right now, Cowboy seems to be the favorite. The fellow who wrote MochiWeb
has said as much in past threads (that he would write MochiWeb like Cowboy
if he were to start today). The author of the misultin project shut it
down so that new development efforts could be focused on Cowboy and tools
that integrate with Cowboy.

WebMachine is still popular for writing RESTful web services, but note
that Cowboy provides this too.

Apache users who don't want to proxy to Cowboy probably want to use Yaws.

That is my take.

Thomas Allen

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