Puma VS Unicorn

Compare Puma vs Unicorn and see what are their differences.

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Puma Unicorn
40 3
7,600 1,413
0.3% -
8.7 6.5
7 days ago about 1 month ago
Ruby Ruby
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

Puma

Posts with mentions or reviews of Puma. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-21.
  • Breaking the 300 barrier
    3 projects | dev.to | 21 Feb 2024
    As we use Puma as our webserver for our rails application, I quickly went to Puma's config file which typically resides in config/puma.rb. The config was set as
  • Would you consider Rails as stable nowadays ?
    2 projects | /r/rails | 8 Dec 2023
    They do! It's in the first section of the readme on the repo:
  • Hosting Rails App on AWS
    2 projects | /r/rails | 27 Jun 2023
    Start with service with systemd
  • Recommended way to implement Puma plugin configuration
    1 project | /r/ruby | 2 Jun 2023
  • Could not detect rake tasks
    6 projects | /r/rails | 3 May 2023
    # Use the Puma web server [https://github.com/puma/puma] gem "puma", "~> 5.0" # Build JSON APIs with ease [https://github.com/rails/jbuilder] # gem "jbuilder" gem 'rack-cors' gem "devise" gem "jsonapi-serializer" gem 'devise-jwt' gem 'active_model_serializers' gem 'followability' gem 'dotenv-rails', groups: [:development, :test, :production] gem 'sprockets' # Use Redis adapter to run Action Cable in production # gem "redis", "~> 4.0" # Use Kredis to get higher-level data types in Redis [https://github.com/rails/kredis] # gem "kredis" # Use Active Model has_secure_password [https://guides.rubyonrails.org/active_model_basics.html#securepassword] # gem "bcrypt", "~> 3.1.7" # Windows does not include zoneinfo files, so bundle the tzinfo-data gem gem "tzinfo-data", platforms: %i[ mingw mswin x64_mingw jruby ] # Reduces boot times through caching; required in config/boot.rb gem "bootsnap", require: false # Use Active Storage variants [https://guides.rubyonrails.org/active_storage_overview.html#transforming-images] # gem "image_processing", "~> 1.2" # Use Rack CORS for handling Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), making cross-origin AJAX possible # gem "rack-cors" group :development, :test do # See https://guides.rubyonrails.org/debugging_rails_applications.html#debugging-with-the-debug-gem gem "debug", platforms: %i[ mri mingw x64_mingw ] end group :development do gem "sqlite3", "~> 1.4" # Speed up commands on slow machines / big apps [https://github.com/rails/spring] # gem "spring" end group :production do gem 'pg' end
  • Dusting off my rails knowledge, need some tips / guidance on rails 7 and production
    10 projects | /r/rails | 7 Apr 2023
    source "https://rubygems.org" git_source(:github) { |repo| "https://github.com/#{repo}.git" } ruby "3.1.0" # Bundle edge Rails instead: gem "rails", github: "rails/rails", branch: "main" gem "rails", "~> 7.0.4", ">= 7.0.4.2" # The original asset pipeline for Rails [https://github.com/rails/sprockets-rails] gem "sprockets-rails" # Use sqlite3 as the database for Active Record gem "sqlite3", "~> 1.4" # Use the Puma web server [https://github.com/puma/puma] gem "puma", "~> 5.0" # Use JavaScript with ESM import maps [https://github.com/rails/importmap-rails] gem "importmap-rails" # Hotwire's SPA-like page accelerator [https://turbo.hotwired.dev] gem "turbo-rails" # Hotwire's modest JavaScript framework [https://stimulus.hotwired.dev] gem "stimulus-rails" # Build JSON APIs with ease [https://github.com/rails/jbuilder] gem "jbuilder" gem "mongoid" gem "mongoid-grid_fs" gem 'bootstrap', '~> 5.2.2' #sourced from https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap-rubygem gem 'rack-cors' # Windows does not include zoneinfo files, so bundle the tzinfo-data gem gem "tzinfo-data", platforms: %i[ mingw mswin x64_mingw jruby ] # Reduces boot times through caching; required in config/boot.rb gem "bootsnap", require: false
  • Write your own Domain Specific Language in Ruby
    2 projects | dev.to | 6 Feb 2023
    That doesn't mean one excludes the other. Gems like Puma use the instance_eval method for their configuration file.
  • Welcome to Puma 6: Sunflower
    1 project | /r/hypeurls | 22 Oct 2022
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Oct 2022
  • puma 6.0 released
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 21 Oct 2022
    Anyway I did it: https://github.com/puma/puma/issues/3003 It's quite more complicated: https://github.com/puma/puma/issues/2999 A fix is in progress: https://github.com/puma/puma/pull/3002

Unicorn

Posts with mentions or reviews of Unicorn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Puma and Unicorn you can also consider the following projects:

Thin - A very fast & simple Ruby web server

falcon - A high-performance web server for Ruby, supporting HTTP/1, HTTP/2 and TLS.

Rack - A modular Ruby web server interface.

Phusion Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

Goliath - Goliath is a non-blocking Ruby web server framework

Iodine - iodine - HTTP / WebSockets Server for Ruby with Pub/Sub support

TorqueBox - TorqueBox Ruby Platform