Gunicorn vs Microsoft IIS

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Gunicorn vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Gunicorn as "A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX". Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy. On the other hand, Microsoft IIS is detailed as "A web server for Microsoft Windows". Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

Gunicorn and Microsoft IIS can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"Python" is the primary reason why developers consider Gunicorn over the competitors, whereas "Great with .net" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft IIS.

Gunicorn is an open source tool with 5.96K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gunicorn's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1498 company stacks & 312 developers stacks; compared to Gunicorn, which is listed in 184 company stacks and 51 developer stacks.

Advice on Gunicorn and Microsoft IIS

I am diving into web development, both front and back end. I feel comfortable with administration, scripting and moderate coding in bash, Python and C++, but I am also a Windows fan (i love inner conflict). What are the votes on web servers? IIS is expensive and restrictive (has Windows adoption of open source changed this?) Apache has the history but seems to be at the root of most of my Infosec issues, and I know nothing about nginx (is it too new to rely on?). And no, I don't know what I want to do on the web explicitly, but hosting and data storage (both cloud and tape) are possibilities. Ready, aim fire!

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Simon Aronsson
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I would pick nginx over both IIS and Apace HTTP Server any day. Combine it with docker, and as you grow maybe even traefik, and you'll have a really flexible solution for serving http content where you can take sites and projects up and down without effort, easily move it between systems and dont have to handle any dependencies on your actual local machine.

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Pros of Gunicorn
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    Python
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    Easy setup
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    Reliable
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    Light
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    Fast
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    Great with .net
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    I'm forced to use iis
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    Use nginx
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    Azure integration
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    Best for ms technologyes ms bullshit
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    Fast
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    Performance
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    Reliable
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    Powerful
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    Webserver
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    Simple to configure
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    Easy setup
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    Охуенный
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    Shipped with Windows Server
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    Ssl integration
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    I am not forced to use iis anymore :)

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    What is Gunicorn?

    Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

    What is Microsoft IIS?

    Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

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    What are some alternatives to Gunicorn and Microsoft IIS?
    uWSGI
    The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
    NGINX
    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.
    Flask
    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
    Waitress
    It is meant to be a production-quality pure-Python WSGI server with very acceptable performance. It has no dependencies except ones which live in the Python standard library. It runs on CPython on Unix and Windows under Python 2.7+ and Python 3.4+. It is also known to run on PyPy 1.6.0 on UNIX.
    gevent
    It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.
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