nginx vs. Puma vs. Mongoose Web Server

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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 Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

What is Mongoose Web Server?

Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.
Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Mongoose Web Server?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What companies use nginx?
10137 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Puma?
95 companies on StackShare use Puma
What companies use Mongoose Web Server?
2 companies on StackShare use Mongoose Web Server
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
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What are some alternatives to nginx, Puma, and Mongoose Web Server?

  • 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
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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