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Alternatives to Waitress

Gunicorn, uWSGI, Flask, NGINX, and Owin are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Waitress.
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What is Waitress and what are its top alternatives?

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 1.1K GitHub stars and 147 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Waitress's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Waitress

  • Gunicorn
    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. ...

  • uWSGI
    uWSGI

    The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services. ...

  • Flask
    Flask

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...

  • NGINX
    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. ...

  • Owin
    Owin

    It is a standard for an interface between .NET Web applications and Web servers. It is a community-owned open-source project. ...

  • Xen Orchestra
    Xen Orchestra

    It provides a web based UI for the management of XenServer installations without requiring any agent or extra software on your hosts nor VMs. ...

  • Werbot
    Werbot

    It is basically a platform for storing, sharing, and managing server access. But the most valuable part of it concerns the possibility to do an audit and to control the work performed on the server. Our platform can be integrated as an independent service in company infrastructure. It doesn’t change the way developers are used to working on the server, it changes the way they connect on it. All connections to servers are made through a single sign-on and private user access. All the actions performed on servers and in Werbot web interface are logged and recorded (screencasts). The server administrator can not only see what was done on the server by each user and when it was done but also can replay the whole working session in our player. The server audit is made much easier with Werbot. ...

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    Pierre Chapuis

    Unlike our frontend, we chose Flask, a microframework, for our backend. We use it with Python 3 and Gunicorn.

    One of the reasons was that I have significant experience with this framework. However, it also was a rather straightforward choice given that our backend almost only serves REST APIs, and that most of the work is talking to the database with SQLAlchemy .

    We could have gone with something like Hug but it is kind of early. We might revisit that decision for new services later on.

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    I use Gunicorn because does one thing - it’s a WSGI HTTP server - and it does it well. Deploy it quickly and easily, and let the rest of your stack do what the rest of your stack does well, wherever that may be.

    uWSGI “aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services” - if that’s a thing you need then ok, but I like the principle of doing one thing well, and I deploy to platforms like Heroku and AWS Elastic Beanstalk where the rest of the “hosting service” is provided and managed for me.

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      I find I really like using GitHub because its issue tracker integrates really well into my project flow and the projects feature allows me to organize different efforts into boards. The automation features allow my issues to automatically progress through some states on the boards when I merge pull requests.

      My Python / Django app is deployed on Heroku with PostgreSQL database and uWSGI webserver.

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      I use Gunicorn because does one thing - it’s a WSGI HTTP server - and it does it well. Deploy it quickly and easily, and let the rest of your stack do what the rest of your stack does well, wherever that may be.

      uWSGI “aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services” - if that’s a thing you need then ok, but I like the principle of doing one thing well, and I deploy to platforms like Heroku and AWS Elastic Beanstalk where the rest of the “hosting service” is provided and managed for me.

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      One of our top priorities at Pinterest is fostering a safe and trustworthy experience for all Pinners. As Pinterest’s user base and ads business grow, the review volume has been increasing exponentially, and more content types require moderation support. To solve greater engineering and operational challenges at scale, we needed a highly-reliable and performant system to detect, report, evaluate, and act on abusive content and users and so we created Pinqueue.

      Pinqueue-3.0 serves as a generic platform for content moderation and human labeling. Under the hood, Pinqueue3.0 is a Flask + React app powered by Pinterest’s very own Gestalt UI framework. On the backend, Pinqueue3.0 heavily relies on PinLater, a Pinterest-built reliable asynchronous job execution system, to handle the requests for enqueueing and action-taking. Using PinLater has significantly strengthened Pinqueue3.0’s overall infra with its capability of processing a massive load of events with configurable retry policies.

      Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Pinterest to discover and do what they love, and our job is to protect them from abusive and harmful content. We’re committed to providing an inspirational yet safe experience to all Pinners. Solving trust & safety problems is a joint effort requiring expertise across multiple domains. Pinqueue3.0 not only plays a critical role in responsively taking down unsafe content, it also has become an enabler for future ML/automation initiatives by providing high-quality human labels. Going forward, we will continue to improve the review experience, measure review quality and collaborate with our machine learning teams to solve content moderation beyond manual reviews at an even larger scale.

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      Hey, so I developed a basic application with Python. But to use it, you need a python interpreter. I want to add a GUI to make it more appealing. What should I choose to develop a GUI? I have very basic skills in front end development (CSS, JavaScript). I am fluent in python. I'm looking for a tool that is easy to use and doesn't require too much code knowledge. I have recently tried out Flask, but it is kinda complicated. Should I stick with it, move to Django, or is there another nice framework to use?

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      NGINX

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      Gabriel Pa
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      We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

      We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

      The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server

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      Owin

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          Xen Orchestra

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