puppeteer-cluster VS rendertron

Compare puppeteer-cluster vs rendertron and see what are their differences.


Puppeteer Pool, run a cluster of instances in parallel (by thomasdondorf)
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puppeteer-cluster rendertron
3 10
2,425 5,758
- 1.2%
7.2 0.4
20 days ago 1 day ago
TypeScript TypeScript
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of puppeteer-cluster. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-28.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rendertron. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-10.
  • Universal worth it solely for SEO?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Angular2 | 10 May 2022
    Rendertron, quite old now.
  • Rendertron – A Headless Chrome Rendering Solution
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Oct 2021
  • How to combine React Native Web + responsivity + NextJS SSR, to get SEO
    5 projects | dev.to | 8 Sep 2021
    Googlebot: SSR a non-responsive mobile version only for the Googlebot User Agent, to get SEO. But do Client-Side Rendering (CSR) for users, to get full responsivity. Could be done with manual user-agent sniffing, or with a GoogleChrome/Rendertron proxy. Though Google may not like being fed something different than users (different initial markup, even though resulting markup after React’s first CSR should be the same). But it might be problematic long-term to SSR only for the Googlebot, since it’s effectively serving the Googlebot something else than what the users get.. Google might crack down on it, since it could be abused.
  • Anyone tried Deno for something serious??
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/typescript | 1 Aug 2021
    This might be another one: https://github.com/GoogleChrome/rendertron (not sure if it does everything that prerender does or not).
  • Next.js 11 released
    1 project | reddit.com/r/javascript | 16 Jun 2021
    Still prefer CRA with Dynamic Rendering with rendertron over Next.js and Gatsby...
  • Do you really need NextJS for SSR? 🤔
    3 projects | dev.to | 3 Jun 2021
    A demo Rendertron service is available at https://render-tron.appspot.com/. It is not designed to be used as a production endpoint. You can use it, but there are no uptime guarantees.
    3 projects | dev.to | 3 Jun 2021
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  • I have a big project, which one should I use?(Laravel+İnertia vue or Laravel + livewire or Pure Laravel)
    1 project | reddit.com/r/laravel | 11 Mar 2021
    I don't know where are you getting "... cannot be changed in the future", it seems you might be asking that on some fanboy forums on a particular stack. Of course you can change anything once you build a project with Livewire, i've built projects with both stacks and used more Livewire because I write less code and my apps are less complex than building it with Inertia.js(vue). First, Livewire has the advantage that it works 100% with SEO, no problems there at all, as it is server side rendered, with Inertia.js you have to make one extra step, don't just listen to people who dismiss it as "oh yeah that is solved easily", JS frameworks DO have a problem with SEO, just go to any SPA built with any JS frameworks and view-source it. The inertia.js documentation states it clearly you can "solve" that problem by using one of Prerender.io, Prerender.cloud or Rendertron.
  • Low cost Dynamic Rendering with rendertron on Cloud Run
    1 project | dev.to | 21 Jan 2021
    Google provides rendertron to achieve Dynamic Rendering. And there's a deployment configuration of Google App Engine (GAE) in the repository, so you can deploy it easily to GAE.
  • Can SPA be used for building a public directory site with SEO support?
    1 project | dev.to | 10 Oct 2020
    Rendertron => seems great but worry about infrastructure cost and also wondering if it is scalable. Rendertron link

What are some alternatives?

When comparing puppeteer-cluster and rendertron you can also consider the following projects:

prerender - Node server that uses Headless Chrome to render a javascript-rendered page as HTML. To be used in conjunction with prerender middleware.

ing-au-login - Login to your ING Australia bank account using puppeteer

autoprotonvpn - 1-click anon protonvpn account

puppeteer - Headless Chrome Node.js API

deno-puppeteer - A port of puppeteer running on Deno

puppeteer - Headless Chrome Node.js API [Moved to: https://github.com/puppeteer/puppeteer]

@artsy/fresnel - An SSR compatible approach to CSS media query based responsive layouts for React.

vitest - A Vite-native test framework. It's fast!

scraper - Nodejs web scraper. Contains a command line, docker container, terraform module and ansible roles for distributed cloud scraping. Supported databases: SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL. Supported headless clients: Puppeteer, Playwright, Cheerio, JSdom.

pl0t - PL0T and See the Data | Charts, Tables, Text, Formulas

react-native-media-query - Media queries for react-native and react-native-web