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Gunicorn vs NGINX Unit: What are the differences?

Gunicorn: 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; NGINX Unit: A dynamic web and application server with Go, PHP, Python, Perl, and Ruby support. NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.

Gunicorn and NGINX Unit can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Gunicorn and NGINX Unit are both open source tools. Gunicorn with 5.91K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than NGINX Unit with 1.98K GitHub stars and 136 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Gunicorn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 184 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to NGINX Unit, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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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 NGINX Unit?

NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.

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What are some alternatives to Gunicorn and NGINX Unit?
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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