Gunicorn vs. Jetty vs. lighttpd

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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 Jetty?

Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty.

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.
Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
Why do you like Gunicorn?

Why do developers choose Jetty?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
No Cons submitted yet for Gunicorn
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What are the cons of using Jetty?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
No Cons submitted yet for lighttpd
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What companies use Gunicorn?
216 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use Jetty?
80 companies on StackShare use Jetty
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

What are some alternatives to Gunicorn, Jetty, and lighttpd?

  • 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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