Gunicorn (HTTP server)

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Original author(s) Benoit Chesneau
Developer(s) Gunicorn Developers
Initial release 20 February 2010; 5 years ago (2010-02-20)
Stable release 19.1 / July 26, 2014; 11 months ago (2014-07-26)[1]
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Web server
License MIT License

The Gunicorn "Green Unicorn" is a Python Web Server Gateway Interface HTTP Server for Unix. It is a pre-fork worker model, ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with a number of web application frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources and fairly fast.[2]


  • 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 3.1+ [3]

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