Passenger vs. Lwan vs. Cowboy

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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 Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

What is Cowboy?

Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.
Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose Lwan?
Why do you like Lwan?

Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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What are the cons of using Passenger?
Downsides of Passenger?

What are the cons of using Lwan?
No Cons submitted yet for Lwan
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What are the cons of using Cowboy?
No Cons submitted yet for Cowboy
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How much does Passenger cost?
How much does Lwan cost?
How much does Cowboy cost?
What companies use Passenger?
415 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Passenger, Lwan, and Cowboy?

  • 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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