lighttpd vs. Cherokee vs. Passenger

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Description

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

What is Cherokee?

Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server.

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 Cherokee?
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    Why do developers choose Passenger?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
    No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
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    What are the cons of using Cherokee?
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    What are the cons of using Passenger?
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    Companies

    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
    What companies use Cherokee?
    1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger

    What are some alternatives to lighttpd, Cherokee, and Passenger?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • 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

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