nginx vs. OpenResty

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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 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.
Why do developers choose nginx?
Why do you like nginx?

Why do developers choose OpenResty?
Why do you like OpenResty?

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

What are the cons of using OpenResty?
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What companies use nginx?
10250 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use OpenResty?
49 companies on StackShare use OpenResty
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with OpenResty?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with OpenResty

What are some alternatives to nginx and OpenResty?

  • 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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