Passenger vs. Gunicorn vs. lighttpd



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Description

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 Gunicorn?

Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Passenger?
Why do you like Passenger?

Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
Why do you like Gunicorn?

Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Passenger?
No Cons submitted yet for Passenger
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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Companies

What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Gunicorn?
203 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

Integrations

What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

What are some alternatives to Passenger, Gunicorn, and lighttpd?

  • 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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