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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 Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

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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    Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Passenger?
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    What are the cons of using Pow?
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    What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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    Companies

    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    What companies use Pow?
    2 companies on StackShare use Pow
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
    What tools integrate with Pow?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Pow
    What tools integrate with lighttpd?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

    What are some alternatives to Passenger, Pow, 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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