Benoit Chesneau, author of Gunicorn
The Gunicorn "Green Unicorn" (pronounced jee-unicorn) is a Python Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) HTTP server. It is a pre-fork worker model, ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with a number of web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources and fairly fast.
- Central Master Process to manage the workers
- Requests are handled by worker processes
- Sync Workers
- Async Workers
- Tornado Workers
- AsyncIO Workers
- Natively supports WSGI, web2py, Django and Paster
- Automatic worker process management
- Simple Python configuration
- Multiple worker configurations
- Various server hooks for extensibility
- Compatible with Python 2.6+ and Python 3.2+
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