OpenResty vs WordPress: What are the differences?
Developers describe OpenResty as "Turning Nginx into a Full-fledged Web App Server". OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies. On the other hand, WordPress is detailed as "A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability". The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
OpenResty can be classified as a tool in the "Web Servers" category, while WordPress is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".
OpenResty and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than OpenResty with 7.13K GitHub stars and 984 GitHub forks.
Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas OpenResty is used by Shopify, Kong, and Pagar.me. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to OpenResty, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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