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Gunicorn vs NGINX Unit: What are the differences?

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; NGINX Unit: A dynamic web and application server with Go, PHP, Python, Perl, and Ruby support. NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.

Gunicorn and NGINX Unit can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Gunicorn and NGINX Unit are both open source tools. Gunicorn with 5.91K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than NGINX Unit with 1.98K GitHub stars and 136 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Gunicorn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 184 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to NGINX Unit, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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 NGINX Unit?

NGINX Unit is a dynamic web application server, designed to run applications in multiple languages. Unit is lightweight, polyglot, and dynamically configured via API. The design of the server allows reconfiguration of specific application parameters as needed by the engineering or operations.

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        uWSGI
        The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
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        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.
        Apache HTTP Server
        The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
        Microsoft IIS
        Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
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        Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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          Banyan uses GunicornGunicorn

          Gunicorn is WSGI container that we used to run our Tornado code as it supports Asynchronous operations on tornado.

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          MiW CryptAnalytics uses GunicornGunicorn

          Gunicorn runs as the HTTP application server. Serves the django application in WSGI mode.

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          TOMIS uses GunicornGunicorn

          uWSGI server that is easy to configure with Nginx and Django

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          Val Neekman uses GunicornGunicorn

          Gunicorn is used as the backend webserver

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          Alec Cunningham uses GunicornGunicorn

          Runs my Django based API through nginx.

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