How to use Django with Gunicorn¶
Gunicorn (‘Green Unicorn’) is a pure-Python WSGI server for UNIX. It has no dependencies and is easy to install and use.
Installing gunicorn is as easy as sudo pip install gunicorn. For more details, see the gunicorn documentation.
Running Django in Gunicorn as a generic WSGI application¶
When Gunicorn is installed, a gunicorn command is available which starts the Gunicorn server process. At its simplest, gunicorn just needs to be called with the location of a module containing a WSGI application object named application. So for a typical Django project, invoking gunicorn would look like:
This will start one process running one thread listening on 127.0.0.1:8000. It requires that your project be on the Python path; the simplest way to ensure that is to run this command from the same directory as your manage.py file.
See Gunicorn’s deployment documentation for additional tips.