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Description

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 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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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Passenger?
    No Cons submitted yet for Passenger
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    What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8070 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 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 Unicorn?

    • 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
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

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