nginx vs. Passenger vs. lighttpd

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


Favorites

587

Favorites

23

Favorites

2

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 2.31K
  • 686
  • 33.3K
  • 2
  • 23
  • 3.34K
  • 41
  • 138
  • 1K

GitHub Stats

No public GitHub repository stats available

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. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.

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 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.

Pros

Why do developers choose nginx?
  • Why do you like nginx?

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

    Why do developers choose lighttpd?
  • Why do you like lighttpd?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
    No Cons submitted yet for nginx
    Downsides of nginx?

    What are the cons of using Passenger?
    No Cons submitted yet for Passenger
    Downsides of Passenger?

    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
    No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
    Downsides of lighttpd?

    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    7992 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Passenger?
    369 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

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

    • 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
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

    See all alternatives to nginx

    Latest News

    Unit 0.6 Beta Release Available Now
    Dynamic A/B Testing with NGINX Plus
    Using ModSecurity to Virtual Patch Apache Struts CVE...


    Interest Over Time


    Get help choosing one of these