nginx vs NGINX Unit: What are the differences?
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; 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.
nginx and NGINX Unit can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.
nginx and NGINX Unit are both open source tools. nginx with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than NGINX Unit with 1.98K GitHub stars and 141 GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas NGINX Unit is used by inFeedo, Put.io, and Centra. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8670 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to NGINX Unit, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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