Ansible vs Laravel Forge: What are the differences?
Developers describe Ansible as "Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine". Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use. On the other hand, Laravel Forge is detailed as "Painless PHP Servers by Laravel". Provision, host, and deploy PHP applications on AWS, DigitalOcean, and Linode.
Ansible can be classified as a tool in the "Server Configuration and Automation" category, while Laravel Forge is grouped under "Deployment as a Service".
Ansible is an open source tool with 37.8K GitHub stars and 15.8K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ansible's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Ansible has a broader approval, being mentioned in 955 company stacks & 578 developers stacks; compared to Laravel Forge, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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