Gunicorn vs nginx: What are the differences?
What is Gunicorn? A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX. 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 nginx? 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.
Gunicorn and nginx can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
"Python" is the top reason why over 26 developers like Gunicorn, while over 1437 developers mention "High-performance http server" as the leading cause for choosing nginx.
Gunicorn and nginx are both open source tools. nginx with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Gunicorn with 5.96K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8669 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Gunicorn, which is listed in 184 company stacks and 51 developer stacks.