nginx vs Passenger: What are the differences?
What is nginx? A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. 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 Passenger? 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.
nginx and Passenger belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
"High-performance http server" is the top reason why over 1437 developers like nginx, while over 43 developers mention "Nginx integration" as the leading cause for choosing Passenger.
nginx and Passenger are both open source tools. nginx with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Passenger with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8669 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Passenger, which is listed in 380 company stacks and 40 developer stacks.
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