Gunicorn vs. Cowboy

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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.

What is Cowboy?

Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.
Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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How much does Gunicorn cost?
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What companies use Gunicorn?
216 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use Cowboy?
12 companies on StackShare use Cowboy
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Gunicorn and Cowboy?

  • 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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