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HAProxy vs Hipache: What are the differences?

What is HAProxy? The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. 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.

What is Hipache? A distributed HTTP and websocket proxy. Hipache is a distributed proxy designed to route high volumes of http and websocket traffic to unusually large numbers of virtual hosts, in a highly dynamic topology where backends are added and removed several times per second. It is particularly well-suited for PaaS (platform-as-a-service) and other environments that are both business-critical and multi-tenant.

HAProxy and Hipache can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.

"Load balancer" is the top reason why over 118 developers like HAProxy, while over 2 developers mention "Redis as backend" as the leading cause for choosing Hipache.

Hipache is an open source tool with 2.25K GitHub stars and 264 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hipache's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of HAProxy
Pros of Hipache
  • 130
    Load balancer
  • 100
    High performance
  • 69
    Very fast
  • 58
    Proxying for tcp and http
  • 55
    SSL termination
  • 31
    Open source
  • 27
    Reliable
  • 20
    Free
  • 18
    Well-Documented
  • 12
    Very popular
  • 7
    Suited for very high traffic web sites
  • 7
    Runs health checks on backends
  • 6
    Scalable
  • 5
    Ready to Docker
  • 4
    Powers many world's most visited sites
  • 2
    Simple
  • 2
    Work with NTLM
  • 2
    Ssl offloading
  • 1
    Available as a plugin for OPNsense
  • 3
    Redis as backend
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Fast

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Cons of HAProxy
Cons of Hipache
  • 4
    Becomes your single point of failure
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    What is 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.

    What is Hipache?

    Hipache is a distributed proxy designed to route high volumes of http and websocket traffic to unusually large numbers of virtual hosts, in a highly dynamic topology where backends are added and removed several times per second. It is particularly well-suited for PaaS (platform-as-a-service) and other environments that are both business-critical and multi-tenant.

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