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Apache HTTP Server vs Passenger: What are the differences?

What is Apache HTTP Server? The most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996. 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? A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js. 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.

Apache HTTP Server and Passenger can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"Web server" is the top reason why over 468 developers like Apache HTTP Server, while over 43 developers mention "Nginx integration" as the leading cause for choosing Passenger.

Apache HTTP Server and Passenger are both open source tools. It seems that Passenger with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache HTTP Server with 2.21K GitHub stars and 657 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Apache HTTP Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6194 company stacks & 1067 developers stacks; compared to Passenger, which is listed in 380 company stacks and 40 developer stacks.

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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    What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server and Passenger?
    Apache Tomcat
    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
    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.
    JBoss
    An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
    Jetty
    Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty.
    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.
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    Avatar of Climate CoLab
    Climate CoLab uses Apache HTTP ServerApache HTTP Server

    We use httpd in front of our Tomcat web server. Apache terminates the TLS connections and forwards to the embedded Tomcat server(s) for request processing. We also use it as load balancer for multi-server deployments.

    Avatar of eXon Technologies
    eXon Technologies uses Apache HTTP ServerApache HTTP Server

    Most known webserver. We are using Apache due to his htaccess feature but its just a backedn to proccess PHP. In font of Apache we are using NGINX to server static files

    Avatar of The Independent
    The Independent uses Apache HTTP ServerApache HTTP Server

    Apache splits static traffic from application traffic, as well as providing a selection of tools to assist in running of the site (rewrites, logging etc).

    Avatar of Suburban Express
    Suburban Express uses Apache HTTP ServerApache HTTP Server

    Primary web server, delivers PHP-rendered pages as well as static HTML content. Ruby CGIs deliver objects to browser-side code using REST/JSON

    Avatar of SAP Hybris
    SAP Hybris uses Apache HTTP ServerApache HTTP Server

    modproxybalancer provides highly concurrent end-user browser connections, and manages session routing to the application cluster

    Avatar of pludoni GmbH
    pludoni GmbH uses PassengerPassenger

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

    Avatar of Trustroots
    Trustroots uses PassengerPassenger

    Serving NodeJS app together with Nginx.

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