OpenResty vs. Caddy vs. NGINX Unit

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What is OpenResty?

OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.

What is Caddy?

Caddy is a production-ready open-source web server that is fast, easy to use, and makes you more productive. HTTP/2 and HTTPS by default

What is NGINX Unit?

NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.
Why do developers choose OpenResty?
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Why do developers choose Caddy?
Why do you like Caddy?

Why do developers choose NGINX Unit?
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What are the cons of using OpenResty?
No Cons submitted yet for OpenResty
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What are the cons of using Caddy?
No Cons submitted yet for Caddy
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What are the cons of using NGINX Unit?
No Cons submitted yet for NGINX Unit
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What companies use OpenResty?
51 companies on StackShare use OpenResty
What companies use Caddy?
19 companies on StackShare use Caddy
What companies use NGINX Unit?
13 companies on StackShare use NGINX Unit
What tools integrate with OpenResty?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with OpenResty
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with NGINX Unit?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with NGINX Unit

What are some alternatives to OpenResty, Caddy, and NGINX Unit?

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