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What is Gunicorn?

Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
Gunicorn is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Gunicorn is an open source tool with 8.8K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gunicorn 's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Gunicorn?

386 companies reportedly use Gunicorn in their tech stacks, including Instagram , reddit , and Accenture .

468 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gunicorn .

Gunicorn Integrations

Pros of Gunicorn
Easy setup
Decisions about Gunicorn

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Gunicorn in their tech stack.

Greg Smethells
CTO and Software Architect at Medstrat · | 3 upvotes · 91.9K views
Needs advice
AppOptics AppOptics
Datadog Datadog

We use AppOptics . I am curious what are the current leaders for APM for small companies (50 employees) that use Python , MariaDB , RabbitMQ , and Google Cloud Storage . We run both Celery and Gunicorn services. We are considering Datadog or some other deep code profiling tool that can spot I/O, DB, or other response time/request rate issues

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Gunicorn Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Gunicorn ?
The uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack for building hosting services.
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.
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.
It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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Gunicorn 's Followers
856 developers follow Gunicorn to keep up with related blogs and decisions.