gevent vs NGINX

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gevent vs nginx: What are the differences?

Developers describe gevent as "Coroutine network library for Python". It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop. On the other hand, nginx is detailed as "A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet". 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.

gevent and nginx can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

nginx is an open source tool with 9.31K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.

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I am diving into web development, both front and back end. I feel comfortable with administration, scripting and moderate coding in bash, Python and C++, but I am also a Windows fan (i love inner conflict). What are the votes on web servers? IIS is expensive and restrictive (has Windows adoption of open source changed this?) Apache has the history but seems to be at the root of most of my Infosec issues, and I know nothing about nginx (is it too new to rely on?). And no, I don't know what I want to do on the web explicitly, but hosting and data storage (both cloud and tape) are possibilities. Ready, aim fire!

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Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 4 upvotes · 252.6K views
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I would pick nginx over both IIS and Apace HTTP Server any day. Combine it with docker, and as you grow maybe even traefik, and you'll have a really flexible solution for serving http content where you can take sites and projects up and down without effort, easily move it between systems and dont have to handle any dependencies on your actual local machine.

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From a StackShare Community member: "We are a LAMP shop currently focused on improving web performance for our customers. We have made many front-end optimizations and now we are considering replacing Apache with nginx. I was wondering if others saw a noticeable performance gain or any other benefits by switching."

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I use nginx because it is very light weight. Where Apache tries to include everything in the web server, nginx opts to have external programs/facilities take care of that so the web server can focus on efficiently serving web pages. While this can seem inefficient, it limits the number of new bugs found in the web server, which is the element that faces the client most directly.

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Leandro Barral
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I use nginx because its more flexible and easy to configure

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Christian Cwienk
Software Developer at SAP · | 1 upvotes · 239.7K views

I use Apache HTTP Server because it's intuitive, comprehensive, well-documented, and just works

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Pros of gevent
Pros of NGINX
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      High-performance http server
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      Performance
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      Easy to configure
    • 606
      Open source
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      Load balancer
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      Scalability
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      Free
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      Web server
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      Simplicity
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      Easy setup
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      Content caching
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      Web Accelerator
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      Capability
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      Fast
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      Predictability
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      High-latency
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      Reverse Proxy
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      Supports http/2
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      The best of them
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      Lots of Modules
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      Enterprise version
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      Great Community
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      High perfomance proxy server
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      Streaming media
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      Embedded Lua scripting
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      Reversy Proxy
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      Streaming media delivery
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      Fast and easy to set up
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      Lightweight
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      Slim
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      saltstack
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      Virtual hosting
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      Blash
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      GRPC-Web
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      Ingress controller
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      Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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      Along with Redis Cache its the Most superior
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      Not native
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    What is gevent?

    It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to gevent and NGINX?
    asyncio
    This module provides infrastructure for writing single-threaded concurrent code using coroutines, multiplexing I/O access over sockets and other resources, running network clients and servers, and other related primitives.
    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.
    Tornado
    By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.
    Twisted
    Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python and licensed under the open source ​MIT license. Twisted runs on Python 2 and an ever growing subset also works with Python 3. Twisted also supports many common network protocols, including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSHv2, and DNS.
    Celery
    Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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