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What is 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.
Waitress is a tool in the Web Server Interface category of a tech stack.
Waitress is an open source tool with 1.3K GitHub stars and 163 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Waitress's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Waitress?


12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Waitress.

Waitress Integrations

Pros of Waitress
Runs on Windows

Waitress's Features

  • Production-quality WSGI server
  • Dont hang a thread up trying to send data to slow clients
  • Use self.logger to log socket errors instead of self.log_info (normalize)
  • Remove pointless handle_error method from channel
  • Queue requests instead of tasks in a channel

Waitress Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Waitress?
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.
The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
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.
It is a standard for an interface between .NET Web applications and Web servers. It is a community-owned open-source project.
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