What is Waitress?
It is meant to be a production-quality pure-Python WSGI server with very acceptable performance. It has no dependencies except ones which live in the Python standard library. It runs on CPython on Unix and Windows under Python 2.7+ and Python 3.4+. It is also known to run on PyPy 1.6.0 on UNIX.
Waitress is a tool in the Web Server Interface category of a tech stack.
Waitress is an open source tool with 610 GitHub stars and 92 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Waitress's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Waitress?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Waitress
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- Production-quality WSGI server
- Dont hang a thread up trying to send data to slow clients
- Use self.logger to log socket errors instead of self.log_info (normalize)
- Remove pointless handle_error method from channel
- Queue requests instead of tasks in a channel
Waitress Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Waitress?
The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
It provides a web based UI for the management of XenServer installations without requiring any agent or extra software on your hosts nor VMs.