What is Caddy?
Who uses Caddy?
Why developers like Caddy?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Caddy in their tech stack.
We used to primarily use nginx for our static web server and proxy in-front of Node.js. Now, we use Caddy. And we couldn't be happier.
Caddy is simpler on all fronts. Configuration is easier. Free HTTPS out of the box. Some fantastic plugins. And for the most part, it's fast.
Don't get me wrong, it's not lost on me that Nginx is actually a superior product.
But for the times when you don't need that extra performance, and complexity - take a look at Caddy.
- Easy configuration with the Caddyfile
- Automatic HTTPS on by default (via Let's Encrypt)
- HTTP/2 by default
- Virtual hosting so multiple sites just work
- Experimental QUIC support for cutting-edge transmissions
- TLS session ticket key rotation for more secure connections
- Extensible with plugins because a convenient web server is a helpful one
- Runs anywhere with no external dependencies (not even libc)