nginx vs. Apache HTTP Server vs. Gunicorn

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Description

What is 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.

What is 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.

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.

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Why do developers choose nginx?
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    Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
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    Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
    No Cons submitted yet for nginx
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    What are the cons of using Apache HTTP Server?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache HTTP Server
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    What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
    No Cons submitted yet for Gunicorn
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8001 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
    6013 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
    What companies use Gunicorn?
    163 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
    What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

    What are some alternatives to nginx, Apache HTTP Server, and Gunicorn?

    • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
    • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
    • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js
    • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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