Mina vs Centmin Mod: What are the differences?
What is Mina? Really fast deployer and server automation tool. Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.
Mina and Centmin Mod can be primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.
Some of the features offered by Mina are:
- Safe deploys. New releases are built on a temp folder. If the deploy script fails at any point, the build is deleted and it’d be as if nothing happened.
- Locks. Deploy scripts rely on a lockfile ensuring only one deploy can happen at a time.
- Works with anything. While Mina is built with Rails projects it mind, it can be used on just about any type of project deployable via SSH, Ruby or not.
On the other hand, Centmin Mod provides the following key features:
- Free SSL certificates via Letsencrypt
- Nginx Brotli Compression
- KernelCare integration
Mina and Centmin Mod are both open source tools. It seems that Mina with 4.08K GitHub stars and 455 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Centmin Mod with 411 GitHub stars and 120 GitHub forks.