About

Gunicorn

Gunicorn 'Green Unicorn' is a Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX. It's 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.

Expects to be working behind a forntend proxy such as nginx.

Often started by a monitor such as supervisor

Features

  • Natively supports WSGI, Django, and Paster
  • Automatic worker process management
  • Simple Python configuration
  • Multiple worker configurations
  • Various server hooks for extensibility
  • Compatible with Python 2.x >= 2.5

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