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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 29.5K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Caddy's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Caddy?

89 companies reportedly use Caddy in their tech stacks, including commercetools, Finema, and Wizbii.

76 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Caddy.
Public Decisions about Caddy

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Caddy in their tech stack.

Scott Mebberson
Scott Mebberson
CTO / Chief Architect at Idearium · | 5 upvotes · 139K views
Shared insights

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.

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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 [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.
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 (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
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.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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Caddy's Followers
129 developers follow Caddy to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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