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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 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 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.

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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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    Cons

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

    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
    What companies use Gunicorn?
    162 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
    What companies use lighttpd?
    15 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

    Integrations

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

    What are some alternatives to Unicorn, Gunicorn, 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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