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Passenger vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Apache Tomcat? An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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

"Nginx integration" is the top reason why over 43 developers like Passenger, while over 76 developers mention "Easy" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Tomcat.

Passenger and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. Passenger with 4.41K GitHub stars and 505 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Tomcat with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks.

ebay, Intuit, and Evernote are some of the popular companies that use Apache Tomcat, whereas Passenger is used by Code School, Fab, and Movielala. Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 566 company stacks & 430 developers stacks; compared to Passenger, which is listed in 380 company stacks and 40 developer stacks.

Decisions about Passenger and Apache Tomcat

I was in a situation where I have to configure 40 RHEL servers 20 each for Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat server. My task was to 1. configure LVM with required logical volumes, format and mount for HTTP and Tomcat servers accordingly. 2. Install apache and tomcat. 3. Generate and apply selfsigned certs to http server. 4. Modify default ports on Tomcat to different ports. 5. Create users on RHEL for application support team. 6. other administrative tasks like, start, stop and restart HTTP and Tomcat services.

I have utilized the power of ansible for all these tasks, which made it easy and manageable.

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    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.

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    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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    What are some alternatives to Passenger and Apache Tomcat?
    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.
    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.
    OpenResty
    OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
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