Apache Tomcat vs. Unicorn vs. Passenger

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What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

What is Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache Tomcat?
    504 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
    What companies use Passenger?
    370 companies on StackShare use Passenger

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
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    What tools integrate with Passenger?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Passenger

    What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, Unicorn, and Passenger?

    • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
    • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
    • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
    • Gunicorn - A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

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