nginx vs. Passenger vs. Caddy

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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 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 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
Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose Caddy?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Caddy?
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What companies use nginx?
10359 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Caddy?
19 companies on StackShare use Caddy
What tools integrate with nginx?
18 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to nginx, Passenger, and Caddy?

  • HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer
  • lighttpd - A secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments
  • Traefik - Load Balancer for Microservices
  • Envoy - C++ front/service proxy

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