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Passenger

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

Companies
1206 companies reportedly use Passenger in their tech stacks, including Accenture, GoDaddy, and Practo.

Developers
194 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Passenger.

Passenger Integrations

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
43
Nginx integration
36
Great for rails
21
Fast web server
19
Free
15
Lightweight
14
Scalable
13
Rolling restarts
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Multithreading
9
Out-of-process architecture
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Low-bandwidth
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Virtually infinitely scalable
2
Deployment error resistance
2
Mass deployment
2
High-latency
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Many of its good features are only enterprise level
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Apache integration
1
Secure
1
Asynchronous I/O
1
Multiple programming language support

Passenger Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Passenger?
Puma
Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.
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.
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.
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Passenger's Followers
254 developers follow Passenger to keep up with related blogs and decisions.