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NGINX Unit vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?

NGINX Unit: A dynamic web and application server with Go, PHP, Python, Perl, and Ruby support. NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations; Apache Tomcat: An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

NGINX Unit and Apache Tomcat can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

NGINX Unit and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. It seems that Apache Tomcat with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than NGINX Unit with 1.98K GitHub stars and 141 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 566 company stacks & 430 developers stacks; compared to NGINX Unit, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about NGINX Unit and Apache Tomcat

I was in a situation where I have to configure 40 RHEL servers 20 each for Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat server. My task was to 1. configure LVM with required logical volumes, format and mount for HTTP and Tomcat servers accordingly. 2. Install apache and tomcat. 3. Generate and apply selfsigned certs to http server. 4. Modify default ports on Tomcat to different ports. 5. Create users on RHEL for application support team. 6. other administrative tasks like, start, stop and restart HTTP and Tomcat services.

I have utilized the power of ansible for all these tasks, which made it easy and manageable.

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What is NGINX Unit?

NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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NGINX
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Docker
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uWSGI
The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
Gunicorn
Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
PHP-FPM
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