nginx vs. Apache Tomcat vs. Gunicorn



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Description

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.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Cons

What are the cons of using nginx?
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What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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Companies

What companies use nginx?
10034 companies on StackShare use nginx
What companies use Apache Tomcat?
698 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Gunicorn?
212 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

Integrations

What tools integrate with nginx?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

What are some alternatives to nginx, Apache Tomcat, and Gunicorn?

  • 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
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js
  • Unicorn - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix

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