nginx vs. Passenger vs. Puma

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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 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 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.
Why do developers choose nginx?
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Why do developers choose Passenger?
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Why do developers choose Puma?
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What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Puma?
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What companies use nginx?
10144 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Passenger?
415 companies on StackShare use Passenger
What companies use Puma?
95 companies on StackShare use Puma
What tools integrate with nginx?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Passenger?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to nginx, Passenger, and Puma?

  • 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
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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