Passenger vs Apache Tomcat

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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.

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 Apache Tomcat?

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?
    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.
    LiteSpeed
    It is a drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server. You can replace your existing Apache server with it without changing your configuration or operating system details. As a drop-in replacement, it allows you to quickly eliminate Apache bottlenecks in 15 minutes with zero downtime.
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    How developers use Passenger and Apache Tomcat
    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

    Apache Tomcat is part of the open source Ant Media Server platform that currently provides both LIVE and VOD video trans-coding and delivery features for the Promethean Platform.

    Avatar of Kingsley Victor
    Kingsley Victor uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

    I use Tomcat to run Java enterprise web apps. Used to test enterprise applications mostly written using the Spring framework

    Avatar of Cian Ó Cuinneagáin
    Cian Ó Cuinneagáin uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

    Use this as the application server running on our production and development environment. Hosted on AWS.

    Avatar of The Independent
    The Independent uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

    Tomcat provides a fantastic application container that runs the majority of services of the site.

    Avatar of simpleshow GmbH
    simpleshow GmbH uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

    Apache Tomcat is being used as our application server for spring-based backend applications.

    Avatar of pludoni GmbH
    pludoni GmbH uses PassengerPassenger

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

    Avatar of Trustroots
    Trustroots uses PassengerPassenger

    Serving NodeJS app together with Nginx.

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