Passenger vs Pow: What are the differences?
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; Pow: Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.
Passenger and Pow can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.
Passenger and Pow are both open source tools. It seems that Passenger with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pow with 3.47K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks.
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Pow is what we use for development on our local machines. It's easy to setup, and easy to maintain since it also eliminates the need for maintaining a /etc/hosts file.
"deploy + forget" application deployment with good default configuration.