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Cherokee vs Unicorn: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cherokee as "High-performance web server". 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. On the other hand, Unicorn is detailed as "Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix". 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.

Cherokee and Unicorn can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

"The logo is cute" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Cherokee, while over 80 developers mention "Fast" as the leading cause for choosing Unicorn.

Unicorn is an open source tool with 1.35K GitHub stars and 249 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Unicorn's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 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.

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        SmartLogic uses UnicornUnicorn

        Rolling deploys are awesome! We use Unicorn to keep downtime to a minimum as we iterate quickly for our clients.

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        Avalanche Network uses UnicornUnicorn

        Our super server that runs a web instance and a worker instance.

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        douglasresende uses UnicornUnicorn

        I use with my Ruby on Rails projects.

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        Karma uses UnicornUnicorn

        Our go-to Ruby application server.

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