node-windows VS Phusion Passenger

Compare node-windows vs Phusion Passenger and see what are their differences.


Windows support for Node.JS scripts (daemons, eventlog, UAC, etc). (by coreybutler)

Phusion Passenger

A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js (by phusion)
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node-windows Phusion Passenger
2 5
2,400 4,842
- 0.2%
3.9 8.3
7 days ago 10 days ago
JavaScript C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of node-windows. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-08.

Phusion Passenger

Posts with mentions or reviews of Phusion Passenger. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-16.
  • I'm having trouble understanding what Rack does. Could you explain-like-I-am-a-beginner? with real examples if possible please.
    2 projects | | 16 May 2022
    Here's Puma's implementation, and Here's Passenger's implementation.
  • Rails 7 new production install: from zero to deploy (Ubuntu 20.04 edition)
    5 projects | | 1 Feb 2022
    server { listen 80; listen [::]:80; server_name YOUR_DOMAIN.ORG; # If you deploy without DNS and SSL, you could leave servername blank like below # server_name _; root /home/deploy/APPNAME/current/public; passenger_enabled on; passenger_app_env production; passenger_env_var RUBYOPT '-r bundler/setup'; # Cf issue: # Uncomment if you use ActionCable and/or Turbo Streams # location /cable { # passenger_app_group_name APPNAME_websocket; # passenger_force_max_concurrent_requests_per_process 0; # } # Allow uploads up to 100MB in size client_max_body_size 100m; location ~ ^/assets { expires max; gzip_static on; } }
  • Passenger ไป‹็ดน
    4 projects | | 25 Oct 2021
    > passenger start =============== Phusion Passenger Standalone web server started =============== PID file: /home/leon/Git/MasoniteDemo1/ Log file: /home/leon/Git/MasoniteDemo1/passenger.3000.log Environment: development Accessible via: You can stop Phusion Passenger Standalone by pressing Ctrl-C. Problems? Check ===============================================================================
  • 5 Basic Things you need to know about managing a Linux server
    2 projects | | 29 Jun 2021
    PHP is great, but not for all of us. What about running Node.js or Python apps? You might be tempted to use proxy_pass but it won't handle the app startup and crashes for us. Luckily we have a better option: Phusion Passenger.
  • Guide on How to Deploy Rails API app
    1 project | | 17 Apr 2021
    I have been following all day guides on on how to deploy Rails apps with Apache and Passenger.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing node-windows and Phusion Passenger you can also consider the following projects:

PM2 - Node.js Production Process Manager with a built-in Load Balancer.

Puma - A Ruby/Rack web server built for parallelism - Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server - perfect for development

Thin - A very fast & simple Ruby web server

node-linux - Create native background daemons on Linux systems.

forever - A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given script runs continuously (i.e. forever)

supervisor - Supervisor process control system for UNIX


Iodine - iodine - HTTP / WebSockets Server for Ruby with Pub/Sub support

Unicorn - Unofficial Unicorn Mirror.