nginx vs. Puma vs. Cowboy

Get help choosing one of these Get news updates about these tools


nginx

Puma

Cowboy

Favorites

529

Favorites

12

Favorites

6

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

GitHub Stats

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. For a long time, it has been running on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Yandex, Mail.Ru, VKontakte, and Rambler. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 19.21% busiest sites in June 2014. Here are some of the success stories: Netflix, Wordpress.com, FastMail.FM.

What is Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

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.

Pros about this tool

Why do you like nginx?

Why do you like Puma?

Why do you like Cowboy?

Cons about this tool

Pricing

Cowboy Pricing

Customers

Integrations

Latest News

Unit 0.6 Beta Release Available Now
Announcing a Unified Ansible Role for NGINX and NGIN...
Dynamic A/B Testing with NGINX Plus
Unicorn vs. Puma vs. Passenger: which app server is ...
From Code Cowboy to Infrastructure Architect


Interest Over Time


Get help choosing one of these