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What is 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.

What is PHP-FPM? * An alternative FastCGI daemon for PHP*. It is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It includes Adaptive process spawning, Advanced process management with graceful stop/start, Emergency restart in case of accidental opcode cache destruction etc.

NGINX Unit belongs to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack, while PHP-FPM can be primarily classified under "Background Processing".

NGINX Unit is an open source tool with 2.02K GitHub stars and 147 GitHub forks. Here's a link to NGINX Unit's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, NGINX Unit has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to PHP-FPM, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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    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.

    What is PHP-FPM?

    It is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It includes Adaptive process spawning, Advanced process management with graceful stop/start, Emergency restart in case of accidental opcode cache destruction etc.

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      What are some alternatives to NGINX Unit and PHP-FPM?
      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.
      Docker
      The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
      uWSGI
      The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
      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.
      Apache Tomcat
      Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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