Gunicorn

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Gunicorn
Gunicorn logo 2010.svg
Original author(s)Benoit Chesneau
Developer(s)Gunicorn Developers
Initial release20 February 2010; 8 years ago (2010-02-20)
Stable release
19.9.0 / July 3, 2018; 4 months ago (2018-07-03)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeWeb server
LicenseMIT License
Websitewww.gunicorn.org

The Gunicorn "Green Unicorn" (pronounced gee-unicorn)[2] 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.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Server Model

  • Central Master Process to manage the workers
  • Requests are handled by worker processes
  • Components:
    • Master
    • Sync Workers
    • Async Workers
    • Tornado Workers
    • AsyncIO Workers

Features[edit]

  • 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+[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Releases - benoitc/gunicorn". Retrieved 12 April 2017 – via GitHub.
  2. ^ "Ambiguous Pronunciation · Issue #139 · benoitc/gunicorn". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  3. ^ Gunicorn-Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX
  4. ^ Gunicorn 19.3 Documentation: Requirements

External links[edit]

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