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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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using nginx?
    No Cons submitted yet for nginx
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    What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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    What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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    Companies

    What companies use nginx?
    8062 companies on StackShare use nginx
    What companies use Unicorn?
    178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
    What companies use Gunicorn?
    162 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with nginx?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with nginx
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with Gunicorn?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gunicorn

    What are some alternatives to nginx, Unicorn, 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
    • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
    • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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