nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Passenger

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What is 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.

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.

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Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
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What are the cons of using Passenger?
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What companies use nginx?
10135 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7387 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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 are some alternatives to nginx, Apache HTTP Server, and Passenger?

  • 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
  • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

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