What is Passenger?
Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.
Passenger is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Passenger is an open source tool with 4.7K GitHub stars and 527 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Passenger's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Passenger?
1206 companies reportedly use Passenger in their tech stacks, including Accenture, GoDaddy, and Practo.
194 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Passenger.
Python, Node.js, NGINX, Apache HTTP Server, and Ruby are some of the popular tools that integrate with Passenger. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Passenger.
Pros of Passenger
Great for rails
Fast web server
Virtually infinitely scalable
Deployment error resistance
Many of its good features are only enterprise level
Multiple programming language support
Passenger Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Passenger?
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