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Cherokee vs Passenger: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cherokee as "High-performance web server". 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. On the other hand, Passenger is detailed as "A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js". 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.

Cherokee and Passenger can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"The logo is cute" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Cherokee, while over 43 developers mention "Nginx integration" as the leading cause for choosing Passenger.

Passenger is an open source tool with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Passenger's open source repository on GitHub.

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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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      pludoni GmbH uses PassengerPassenger

      "deploy + forget" application deployment with good default configuration.

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      Serving NodeJS app together with Nginx.

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