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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 722 GitHub stars and 107 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Waitress's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Waitress?


5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Waitress.

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Why developers like Waitress?

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Waitress's Features

  • 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 is a standard for an interface between .NET Web applications and Web servers. It is a community-owned open-source project.
Xen Orchestra
It provides a web based UI for the management of XenServer installations without requiring any agent or extra software on your hosts nor VMs.

Waitress's Followers
7 developers follow Waitress to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
jianwei lee
Gary Jackemuk
laurent blanquet
Mohamed Amine Motad
Eugene Brezitskiy
Milos Vasic