nginx vs. Passenger vs. lighttpd



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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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Cons

What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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Companies

What companies use nginx?
9906 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

Integrations

What tools integrate with nginx?
16 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

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