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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 Mongoose Web Server?

Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.

Pros

Why do developers choose Unicorn?
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Why do developers choose Puma?
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Why do developers choose Mongoose Web Server?
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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 Mongoose Web Server?
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Companies

What companies use Unicorn?
178 companies on StackShare use Unicorn
What companies use Puma?
62 companies on StackShare use Puma
What companies use Mongoose Web Server?
1 companies on StackShare use Mongoose Web Server

What are some alternatives to Unicorn, Puma, and Mongoose Web Server?

  • 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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