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Alternatives to Gunicorn

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

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.
Gunicorn is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Gunicorn is an open source tool with 9.1K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gunicorn's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Gunicorn

  • uWSGI
    uWSGI

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

  • 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. ...

  • Flask
    Flask

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

  • Waitress
    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
    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. ...

  • Apache HTTP Server
    Apache HTTP Server

    The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet. ...

  • Apache Tomcat
    Apache Tomcat

    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. ...

  • Microsoft IIS
    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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uWSGI

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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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    NGINX

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      Load balancer
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      Scalability
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      Free
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      Web server
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      Simplicity
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      Easy setup
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      Content caching
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      Web Accelerator
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      Capability
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      Fast
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      High-latency
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      Predictability
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      Reverse Proxy
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      The best of them
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      Supports http/2
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      Great Community
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      Lots of Modules
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      Enterprise version
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      High perfomance proxy server
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      Reversy Proxy
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      Streaming media delivery
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      Streaming media
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      Embedded Lua scripting
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      GRPC-Web
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      Blash
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      Lightweight
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      Fast and easy to set up
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      Slim
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      Virtual hosting
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      Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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      Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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      Ingress controller
    CONS OF NGINX
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      Advanced features require subscription

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    Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

    We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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    Around the time of their Series A, Pinterest’s stack included Python and Django, with Tornado and Node.js as web servers. Memcached / Membase and Redis handled caching, with RabbitMQ handling queueing. Nginx, HAproxy and Varnish managed static-delivery and load-balancing, with persistent data storage handled by MySQL.

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    Flask

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      Flexibilty
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      For it flexibility
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      Flexibilty and easy to use
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      Flask
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      User friendly
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      Secured
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      Unopinionated
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      Orm
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      Secure
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      Rapid development
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      Not JS
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      Beautiful code
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      Easy to get started
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      Easy to develop and maintain applications
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      Easy to setup and get it going
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      Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
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      Get started quickly
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      Documentation
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      Easy to integrate
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      Python
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      Minimal
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      Lightweight
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      Speed
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      Easy to use
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      Customizable
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      Simple to use
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      Powerful
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      Well designed
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      Awesome
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      Productive
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      Expressive
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      Open source
    CONS OF FLASK
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      Not JS
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      Context
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      Not fast
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      Don't has many module as in spring

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    James Man
    Software Engineer at Pinterest · | 45 upvotes · 2.6M views
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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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    Waitress

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      gevent

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          Not native

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        Apache HTTP Server

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          Fast
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          Ssl support
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          Since 1996
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          Asynchronous
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          Robust
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          Proven over many years
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          Perfomance
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          Mature
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          Perfect Support
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          Many available modules
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          Many available modules
        CONS OF APACHE HTTP SERVER
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          Hard to set up

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        Tim Abbott
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        We've been happy with nginx as part of our stack. As an open source web application that folks install on-premise, the configuration system for the webserver is pretty important to us. I have a few complaints (e.g. the configuration syntax for conditionals is a pain), but overall we've found it pretty easy to build a configurable set of options (see link) for how to run Zulip on nginx, both directly and with a remote reverse proxy in front of it, with a minimum of code duplication.

        Certainly I've been a lot happier with it than I was working with Apache HTTP Server in past projects.

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        Marcel Kornegoor
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        nginx or Apache HTTP Server that's the question. The best choice depends on what it needs to serve. In general, Nginx performs better with static content, where Apache and Nginx score roughly the same when it comes to dynamic content. Since most webpages and web-applications use both static and dynamic content, a combination of both platforms may be the best solution.

        Since both webservers are easy to deploy and free to use, setting up a performance or feature comparison test is no big deal. This way you can see what solutions suits your application or content best. Don't forget to look at other aspects, like security, back-end compatibility (easy of integration) and manageability, as well.

        A reasonably good comparison between the two can be found in the link below.

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        Apache Tomcat

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        I need some advice to choose an engine for generation web pages from the Spring Boot app. Which technology is the best solution today? 1) JSP + JSTL 2) Apache FreeMarker 3) Thymeleaf Or you can suggest even other perspective tools. I am using Spring Boot, Spring Web, Spring Data, Spring Security, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat in my project. I have already tried to generate pages using jsp, jstl, and it went well. However, I had huge problems via carrying already created static pages, to jsp format, because of syntax. Thanks.

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        Microsoft IIS

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        PROS OF MICROSOFT IIS
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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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          Shipped with Windows Server
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          Охуенный
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        CONS OF MICROSOFT IIS
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          Hard to set up

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        I am currently in school for computer science and am doing a class project about web servers. Our assignment is to research and select one of these web servers. Could you please let me know which one you would choose among NGINX, Microsoft IIS, and Apache HTTP Server and why?

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