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Turning Nginx into a Full-fledged Web App Server
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What is OpenResty?

OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
OpenResty is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
OpenResty is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenResty's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenResty?

2156 companies reportedly use OpenResty in their tech stacks, including Shopify, Affirm, and Strava.

148 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenResty.

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OpenResty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenResty?
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Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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.
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
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