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.
Unicorn is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Unicorn is an open source tool with 1.4K GitHub stars and 262 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Unicorn's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Unicorn?
206 companies reportedly use Unicorn in their tech stacks, including Shopify, Instacart, and GitHub.
269 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Unicorn.
Pros of Unicorn
Rack http server
Great process management
May 15 2015 at 3:43PM
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