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Gunicorn for Django and App Platform

Hello,

I was looking at the requirements.txt file of DOs sample Django app (https://github.com/digitalocean/sample-django) and noticed gunicorn is in there. Why?

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Hey there!

Gunicorn typically provides much better performance for Django applications. Without it Django is much slower using their development server as it reloads python code with each request. Django recommends not using their development server for production use cases: Django

Hope it helps! Nate