Apache HTTP Server vs. Passenger vs. Gunicorn



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Description

What is 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.

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.

What is Gunicorn?

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
Why do you like Apache HTTP Server?

Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache HTTP Server
Downsides of Apache HTTP Server?

What are the cons of using Passenger?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7318 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Gunicorn?
206 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server, Passenger, and Gunicorn?

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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