Apache HTTP Server vs. Unicorn vs. Gunicorn



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Description

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 Unicorn?

Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Apache HTTP Server?
Why do you like Apache HTTP Server?

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Cons

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 Unicorn?
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Companies

What companies use Apache HTTP Server?
7314 companies on StackShare use Apache HTTP Server
What companies use Unicorn?
212 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
What companies use Gunicorn?
206 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache HTTP Server?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache HTTP Server
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What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

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

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • 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

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