Caddy vs nginx: What are the differences?
Caddy: The HTTP/2 Web Server with Automatic HTTPS. Caddy is a production-ready open-source web server that is fast, easy to use, and makes you more productive. HTTP/2 and HTTPS by default; nginx: A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. 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.
Caddy and nginx belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
"Easy HTTP/2 Server Push" is the primary reason why developers consider Caddy over the competitors, whereas "High-performance http server" was stated as the key factor in picking nginx.
Caddy and nginx are both open source tools. Caddy with 22.7K GitHub stars and 1.79K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than nginx with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas Caddy is used by RELEX Solutions, AresRPG, and Fresh8 Gaming. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8670 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Caddy, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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