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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
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
This will start one process running one thread listening on
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
See Gunicorn’s deployment documentation for additional tips.