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I was installing UWSGI and it looks like for the socket I can specify either a URL and port or instead I can specify a socket location file.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the difference is between these two, and if one is preferable to the other.

Thank you.

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You can run uwsgi to listen to a TCP/IP port, for example uwsgi --http :80 , if you change it to listen to a Unix socket (for ex: uwsgi --socket :8000 ) then this is local only, no web service (TCP/IP) is exposed to the Internet and you have to put a web server like nginx in front of uwsgi as 'proxy' that can get the http requests from the outside world (see https://gist.github.com/evildmp/3094281 for a django example instead of Flask)

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