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Caddy vs Traefik: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Traefik? Load Balancer for Microservices. Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.

Caddy belongs to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack, while Traefik can be primarily classified under "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy".

"Easy HTTP/2 Server Push" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Caddy, while over 10 developers mention "Kubernetes integration" as the leading cause for choosing Traefik.

Caddy and Traefik are both open source tools. Traefik with 23.7K GitHub stars and 2.48K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Caddy with 23.2K GitHub stars and 1.84K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Traefik has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 143 developers stacks; compared to Caddy, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.

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Pros of Caddy
Pros of Traefik
  • 6
    Sane config file syntax
  • 5
    Easy HTTP/2 Server Push
  • 2
    Builtin HTTPS
  • 1
    Letsencrypt support
  • 1
    Runtime config API
  • 19
    Kubernetes integration
  • 16
    Watch service discovery updates
  • 12
    Swarm integration
  • 12
    Letsencrypt support
  • 11
    Several backends
  • 4
    Ready-to-use dashboard
  • 4
    Rancher integration
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Mantl integration
  • 1
    Mesos integration

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Cons of Caddy
Cons of Traefik
  • 3
    New kid
  • 7
    Complicated setup
  • 6
    Not very performant (fast)

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What is Caddy?

Caddy 2 is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go.

What is Traefik?

A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.

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What are some alternatives to Caddy and Traefik?
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.
HAProxy
HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
Envoy
Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
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.
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