Apache Tomcat vs. Gunicorn vs. Puma

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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.

What is Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.
Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
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Why do developers choose Gunicorn?
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Why do developers choose Puma?
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What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
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What are the cons of using Gunicorn?
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What are the cons of using Puma?
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What companies use Apache Tomcat?
708 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Gunicorn?
216 companies on StackShare use Gunicorn
What companies use Puma?
95 companies on StackShare use Puma
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
No integrations listed yet

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

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • 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

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