Mongoose Web Server vs Unicorn: What are the differences?
What is Mongoose Web Server? The most easy to use web server on the planet. 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.
What is Unicorn? Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix. 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.
Mongoose Web Server and Unicorn can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.
Mongoose Web Server and Unicorn are both open source tools. It seems that Mongoose Web Server with 5.51K GitHub stars and 1.61K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Unicorn with 1.35K GitHub stars and 249 GitHub forks.
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