Envoy vs nginx: What are the differences?
Envoy: C++ front/service proxy. 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; 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.
Envoy and nginx are primarily classified as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" and "Web Servers" tools respectively.
Envoy and nginx are both open source tools. It seems that Envoy with 10.2K GitHub stars and 1.58K forks on GitHub has more adoption than nginx with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8676 company stacks & 2560 developers stacks; compared to Envoy, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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