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Caddy vs Unicorn: 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 Unicorn? Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix. 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.

Caddy and Unicorn can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"Easy HTTP/2 Server Push" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Caddy, while over 80 developers mention "Fast" as the leading cause for choosing Unicorn.

Caddy and Unicorn are both open source tools. Caddy with 22.7K GitHub stars and 1.79K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Unicorn with 1.35K GitHub stars and 249 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Unicorn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 176 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Caddy, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Caddy
Pros of Unicorn
  • 6
    Easy HTTP/2 Server Push
  • 6
    Sane config file syntax
  • 4
    Builtin HTTPS
  • 2
    Letsencrypt support
  • 2
    Runtime config API
  • 81
    Fast
  • 59
    Performance
  • 36
    Web server
  • 30
    Open Source
  • 30
    Very light
  • 27
    Rack http server
  • 18
    Load balancing
  • 14
    Great process management

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Cons of Caddy
Cons of Unicorn
  • 3
    New kid
  • 4
    Not multithreaded

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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 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.

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Jobs that mention Caddy and Unicorn as a desired skillset
CBRE
United States of America Texas Richardson
CBRE
United States of America Texas Richardson
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US; Seattle, WA, US;
Pinterest
San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US; Seattle, WA, USA
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