What is Caddy?
Caddy 2 is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go.
Caddy is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Caddy is an open source tool with 40.4K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Caddy's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Caddy?
104 companies reportedly use Caddy in their tech stacks, including Engineering, commercetools, and Finema.
126 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Caddy.
Pros of Caddy
Sane config file syntax
Easy HTTP/2 Server Push
Runtime config API
- Static file server
- Reverse proxy
- Load balancing
- Automatic HTTPS
- TLS by default
- Config API
- Config adapters
- Virtual hosting
- TLS ceritificate auto-renew
- No dependencies
- Fewer moving parts
Caddy Alternatives & Comparisons
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