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Gunicorn vs Passenger: 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; Passenger: A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js. Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

Gunicorn and Passenger belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.

"Python" is the primary reason why developers consider Gunicorn over the competitors, whereas "Nginx integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Passenger.

Gunicorn and Passenger are both open source tools. It seems that Gunicorn with 5.91K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Passenger with 4.4K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks.

Movielala, DSTLD, and Fab are some of the popular companies that use Passenger, whereas Gunicorn is used by reddit, hike, and OpenLabel. Passenger has a broader approval, being mentioned in 372 company stacks & 41 developers stacks; compared to Gunicorn, which is listed in 184 company stacks and 50 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 Passenger?

Phusion Passenger is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. It takes a lot of complexity out of deploying web apps, adds powerful enterprise-grade features that are useful in production, and makes administration much easier and less complex.

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    What are some alternatives to Gunicorn and Passenger?
    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.
    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.
    Apache Tomcat
    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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    Avatar of Banyan
    Banyan uses GunicornGunicorn

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

    Avatar of MiW CryptAnalytics
    MiW CryptAnalytics uses GunicornGunicorn

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

    Avatar of pludoni GmbH
    pludoni GmbH uses PassengerPassenger

    "deploy + forget" application deployment with good default configuration.

    Avatar of TOMIS
    TOMIS uses GunicornGunicorn

    uWSGI server that is easy to configure with Nginx and Django

    Avatar of Val Neekman
    Val Neekman uses GunicornGunicorn

    Gunicorn is used as the backend webserver

    Avatar of Alec Cunningham
    Alec Cunningham uses GunicornGunicorn

    Runs my Django based API through nginx.

    Avatar of Trustroots
    Trustroots uses PassengerPassenger

    Serving NodeJS app together with Nginx.

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