nginx vs Sanic: What are the differences?
Developers describe nginx as "A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet". nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. On the other hand, Sanic is detailed as "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.
nginx and Sanic belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.
"High-performance http server" is the top reason why over 1437 developers like nginx, while over 2 developers mention "Asyncio" as the leading cause for choosing Sanic.
nginx 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 nginx with 9.1K GitHub stars and 3.43K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8670 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Sanic, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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