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What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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.

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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    Companies

    What companies use Apache Tomcat?
    504 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
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    8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger

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    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
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    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger

    What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, Cowboy, 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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