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A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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 4.4K GitHub stars and 508 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Passenger's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Passenger?

418 companies reportedly use Passenger in their tech stacks, including Web Site -, Code School, and Storyful.

176 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Passenger.

Passenger Integrations

Ruby, Python, Node.js, Apache HTTP Server, and nginx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Passenger. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Passenger.

Why developers like Passenger?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Passenger
Passenger Reviews

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

Stefan Wienert
Stefan Wienert
at Stefan Wienert · | 1 upvotes · 1.2K views
atpludoni GmbHpludoni GmbH

"deploy + forget" application deployment with good default configuration. Passenger

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Passenger Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Passenger?
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.
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.
Microsoft IIS
Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
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Passenger's Stats

Passenger's Followers
197 developers follow Passenger to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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