Passenger vs Puma

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Passenger vs Puma: 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; Puma: A Modern, Concurrent Web Server for Ruby. 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.

Passenger and Puma can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

"Nginx integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Passenger over the competitors, whereas "Easy" was stated as the key factor in picking Puma.

Passenger and Puma are both open source tools. It seems that Puma with 5.73K GitHub stars and 974 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Passenger with 4.4K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks.

Movielala, DSTLD, and Fab are some of the popular companies that use Passenger, whereas Puma is used by StackShare, Yammer, and Helpful. Passenger has a broader approval, being mentioned in 372 company stacks & 41 developers stacks; compared to Puma, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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.

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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.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Microsoft IIS
Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Gunicorn
Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
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    pludoni GmbH uses PassengerPassenger

    "deploy + forget" application deployment with good default configuration.

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    Trustroots uses PassengerPassenger

    Serving NodeJS app together with Nginx.

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    Server for Rails-powered API

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    Satoru Ishikawa uses PumaPuma

    Heroku で動かすWebサーバー

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    Jamie Yun uses PumaPuma

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