nginx vs. Passenger vs. Cherokee

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Description

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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8137 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    What companies use Cherokee?
    1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
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    What are some alternatives to nginx, Passenger, and Cherokee?

    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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