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Discussion on: Goodbye Nginx, hello Caddy

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Artem

Caddy is great choice over Nginx in so many cases. I really enjoy it as file and proxy server.

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Hanna Author

Yeah I've really been loving it so far! It's quite refreshing to try it after using Nginx for such a long time.

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Marcus Franke

That's very interesting,

I felt the same when I switched after years of apache httpd usage to nginx ..

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Tobias Krause

"in so many cases"
Example?

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Artem

As mentioned, files server and proxy due to minimum configuration. Bootstraping with Caddy is easier, since it is just less steps to get going. Automation is easier and more reliable.

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Alex Galkin

Can you please clarify "more reliable" statement? Do you have some stats that may proof that? Any benchmarks that highlight benefits of Caddy vs Ngnix?

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Artem

Sure. Fore example, with Caddy acme challenge for let's encrypt is built in. No need to write shell or provisioner (ansible, cheff, etc) scripts to handle this part. Less parts to fail, thus more reliable when automating.

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Max Ehsan • Edited

I'm using caddy as the development server for PHP projects. No need to install anything and create virtual hosts for multiple projects. Just unpack the binary, and copy the config file - and you're good to go. For apache/nginx, I have to create a separate vhost for every new project. With caddy I just copy a 5/6 lines long simple config file to a new project and start working immediately. (I run caddy from the terminal of course)

However, for production hosting I will go with nginx any day.

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