Unicorn vs. Puma vs. lighttpd



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Description

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 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.

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Why do developers choose Puma?
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Why do developers choose lighttpd?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Unicorn?
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What are the cons of using Puma?
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What are the cons of using lighttpd?
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Companies

What companies use Unicorn?
213 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
What companies use Puma?
90 companies on StackShare use Puma
What companies use lighttpd?
16 companies on StackShare use lighttpd

Integrations

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What tools integrate with lighttpd?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with lighttpd

What are some alternatives to Unicorn, Puma, and lighttpd?

  • 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
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies

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