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Gunicorn vs OpenResty: What are the differences?

Developers describe Gunicorn as "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. On the other hand, OpenResty is detailed as "Turning Nginx into a Full-fledged Web App Server". OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.

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

Gunicorn and OpenResty are both open source tools. OpenResty with 7.12K GitHub stars and 984 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Gunicorn with 5.96K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.

Instagram, reddit, and hike are some of the popular companies that use Gunicorn, whereas OpenResty is used by Shopify, Kong, and Pagar.me. Gunicorn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 184 company stacks & 51 developers stacks; compared to OpenResty, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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    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 OpenResty?

    OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.

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    What are some alternatives to Gunicorn and OpenResty?
    uWSGI
    The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
    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.
    Flask
    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
    Waitress
    It is meant to be a production-quality pure-Python WSGI server with very acceptable performance. It has no dependencies except ones which live in the Python standard library. It runs on CPython on Unix and Windows under Python 2.7+ and Python 3.4+. It is also known to run on PyPy 1.6.0 on UNIX.
    gevent
    It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.
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