Gunicorn vs Sanic: 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; Sanic: Python 3.5+ web server that's written to go fast. Sanic is a Flask-like Python 3.5+ web server that's written to go fast. It's based on the work done by the amazing folks at magicstack. On top of being Flask-like, Sanic supports async request handlers.
Gunicorn and Sanic belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
"Python" is the top reason why over 26 developers like Gunicorn, while over 2 developers mention "Asyncio" as the leading cause for choosing Sanic.
Gunicorn and Sanic are both open source tools. Sanic with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.16K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Gunicorn with 5.96K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Gunicorn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 184 company stacks & 51 developers stacks; compared to Sanic, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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Gunicorn is WSGI container that we used to run our Tornado code as it supports Asynchronous operations on tornado.
Gunicorn runs as the HTTP application server. Serves the django application in WSGI mode.