Ansible vs Capistrano vs SlickStack

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Ansible

18.9K
15.3K
+ 1
1.3K
Capistrano

1K
641
+ 1
232
SlickStack

5
7
+ 1
0
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Pros of Ansible
Pros of Capistrano
Pros of SlickStack
  • 284
    Agentless
  • 210
    Great configuration
  • 199
    Simple
  • 176
    Powerful
  • 155
    Easy to learn
  • 69
    Flexible
  • 55
    Doesn't get in the way of getting s--- done
  • 35
    Makes sense
  • 30
    Super efficient and flexible
  • 27
    Powerful
  • 11
    Dynamic Inventory
  • 9
    Backed by Red Hat
  • 7
    Works with AWS
  • 6
    Cloud Oriented
  • 6
    Easy to maintain
  • 4
    Vagrant provisioner
  • 4
    Simple and powerful
  • 4
    Multi language
  • 4
    Simple
  • 4
    Because SSH
  • 4
    Procedural or declarative, or both
  • 4
    Easy
  • 3
    Consistency
  • 2
    Well-documented
  • 2
    Masterless
  • 2
    Debugging is simple
  • 2
    Merge hash to get final configuration similar to hiera
  • 2
    Fast as hell
  • 1
    Manage any OS
  • 1
    Work on windows, but difficult to manage
  • 1
    Certified Content
  • 121
    Automated deployment with several custom recipes
  • 63
    Simple
  • 23
    Ruby
  • 11
    Release-folders with symlinks
  • 9
    Multistage deployment
  • 2
    Cryptic syntax
  • 2
    Integrated rollback
  • 1
    Supports aws
  • 0
    WordPress exclusive
  • 0
    Designed for Ubuntu LTS
  • 0
    Dependency-free
  • 0
    Idempotent installation
  • 0
    Works on any cloud VPS network
  • 0
    Free OpenSSL certificates (that never expire)
  • 0
    100% open source (better security and transparency)
  • 0
    Native Bash commands (no learning new shortcuts)
  • 0
    Includes MU plugins for technical SEO, etc
  • 0
    Built-in WordPress plugin blacklist
  • 0
    Redis object caching enabled by default
  • 0
    Nginx FastCGI Cache enabled by default

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Cons of Ansible
Cons of Capistrano
Cons of SlickStack
  • 8
    Dangerous
  • 5
    Hard to install
  • 3
    Doesn't Run on Windows
  • 3
    Bloated
  • 3
    Backward compatibility
  • 2
    No immutable infrastructure
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      What is Ansible?

      Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.

      What is Capistrano?

      Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.

      What is SlickStack?

      SlickStack is a free LEMP stack automation script written in Bash designed to enhance and simplify WordPress provisioning, performance, and security.

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