nginx vs Node.js: What are the differences?
What is 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 belongs to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack, while Node.js can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
nginx and Node.js are both open source tools. It seems that Node.js with 35.5K GitHub stars and 7.78K 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 8677 company stacks & 2561 developers stacks; compared to Node.js, which is listed in 4104 company stacks and 4042 developer stacks.
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