Lwan vs. Passenger vs. Unicorn



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Description

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.

What is Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Lwan?
Why do you like Lwan?

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

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
Why do you like Unicorn?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Unicorn?
Downsides of Unicorn?

Companies

What companies use Lwan?
0 companies on StackShare use Lwan
What companies use Passenger?
416 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Unicorn?
212 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

Integrations

No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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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