Passenger vs. Pow vs. Lwan



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose Pow?
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Why do developers choose Lwan?
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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 Lwan?
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Companies

What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Pow?
2 companies on StackShare use Pow
What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan

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
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Passenger, Pow, and Lwan?

  • 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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