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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 54.4K GitHub stars and 3.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Caddy's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Caddy?

Companies
122 companies reportedly use Caddy in their tech stacks, including Biting Bit, commercetools, and Engineering.

Developers
172 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Caddy.
Pros of Caddy
6
Easy HTTP/2 Server Push
6
Sane config file syntax
4
Builtin HTTPS
2
Letsencrypt support
2
Runtime config API

Caddy's Features

  • Static file server
  • Reverse proxy
  • Load balancing
  • Automatic HTTPS
  • TLS by default
  • Caddyfile
  • Config API
  • Config adapters
  • HTTP/1.1
  • HTTP/2
  • HTTP/3
  • Virtual hosting
  • TLS ceritificate auto-renew
  • Extensible
  • No dependencies
  • Fewer moving parts

Caddy Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Caddy?
NGINX
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Traefik
A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.
HAProxy
HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
Envoy
Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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