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Run Django development server with Gunicorn.

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Run Django development server with Gunicorn.


Install django-gunicorn:

pip install djgunicorn

Then add it to your INSTALLED_APPS. You will get a new command gunserver (please forgive my little pun-loving self). It runs like Django’s development server, but the HTTP handling is backed by Gunicorn.


You can find available options with:

python help gunserver

Most options work as the built-in runserver command (in django.contrib.staticfiles). Exceptions:

  • The verbosity and no-color settings are not passed to Gunicorn. They still affect messages emitted by the command itself, however.
  • The nothreading option does not do anything.


  • Unit tests and CI.
  • Check how low we can support Django and Gunicorn versions.
  • Support for additional Gunicorn configs that may be useful. SSL seems to be a common need.
  • Is it possible to conditionally replace the runserver command? By installing an alternative app config, for example?
  • We now use DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE to relay where the settings module is to the Gunicorn subprocess (and let Django loads it automatically). This causes problems if settings.configure() is called manually without a module, and will likely require some hacks to fix.


0.3.0 (2016-04-13)

  • Add Gunicorn config changing directory to where to avoid problems when is run in another directory.
  • Info message is now displayed when Gunicorn reloads, as runserver does.
  • Enable extended runserver provided by staticfiles only if it is installed (which is the default).
  • Gunicorn access logs are now coloured, as runserver’s.
  • Get rid of a custom static handler in favour of Django’s stock one.

0.2.0 (2016-04-12)

  • Gunicorn invocation is re-implemented with subprocess to handle reloading gracefully. (benoitc/gunicorn#935)

0.1.1 (2016-04-11)

  • Lazy-load WSGI handler in Gunicorn application to avoid race conditions.

0.1.0 (2016-04-11)

  • First release on PyPI.

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