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Lwan vs Passenger: What are the differences?

Developers describe Lwan as "Experimental, scalable, high performance HTTP server". In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server. On the other hand, Passenger is detailed as "A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js". 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.

Lwan and Passenger can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

Lwan and Passenger are both open source tools. Lwan with 5.01K GitHub stars and 524 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Passenger with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Lwan
Pros of Passenger
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    C and Lua Scripting
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    Free
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    High-performance http server
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    Performance
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    Nginx integration
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    Great for rails
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    Fast web server
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    Free
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    Lightweight
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    Scalable
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    Rolling restarts
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    Multithreading
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    Out-of-process architecture
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    Low-bandwidth
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    Virtually infinitely scalable
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    Deployment error resistance
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    Mass deployment
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    High-latency
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    Many of its good features are only enterprise level
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    Apache integration
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    Secure
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    Asynchronous I/O
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    Multiple programming language support

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Cons of Lwan
Cons of Passenger
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      Cost (some features require paid/pro)

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    What is Lwan?

    In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

    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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        What are some alternatives to Lwan and Passenger?
        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.
        Apache HTTP Server
        The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
        Microsoft IIS
        Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
        Apache Tomcat
        Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
        OpenResty
        OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
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