Unicorn vs. Cherokee vs. Gunicorn

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Description

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 Cherokee?

Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server.

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

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Cons

What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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What are the cons of using Cherokee?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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Companies

What companies use Unicorn?
212 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
What companies use Cherokee?
1 companies on StackShare use Cherokee
What companies use Gunicorn?
203 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

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What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

What are some alternatives to Unicorn, Cherokee, and Gunicorn?

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
  • 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

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