nginx vs Traefik: What are the differences?
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; Traefik: Load Balancer for Microservices. Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.
nginx and Traefik are primarily classified as "Web Servers" and "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools respectively.
"High-performance http server" is the top reason why over 1437 developers like nginx, while over 10 developers mention "Kubernetes integration" as the leading cause for choosing Traefik.
nginx and Traefik are both open source tools. It seems that Traefik with 23.2K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than nginx with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas Traefik is used by Docplanner, Viadeo, and Condé Nast. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8676 company stacks & 2560 developers stacks; compared to Traefik, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
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