When comparing CherryPy vs Bottle, the Slant community recommends Bottle for most people. In the question“What are the best general-purpose Python web frameworks usable in production sites?” Bottle is ranked 3rd while CherryPy is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Bottle is:
Bottle works around the one-file approach, everything is done in a `bottle.py` file. This means that it's extremely easy to share and upload your application since it practically is just one python file.
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Pro Robust configuration mechanism
It's very easy to choose what processes you want by turning them on or off. You can also configure per-URL as well.
Pro Has production-ready server
Comes with a production level wsgi server that can be used instead of / in addition to gunicorn etc.
Pro Helps you organize the structure of your code
CherryPy provides some dispatcher patterns that support a wide range of functionality and provide some helpful ways of organizing the code.
Pro Single-file distribution
Bottle works around the one-file approach, everything is done in a
bottle.py file. This means that it's extremely easy to share and upload your application since it practically is just one python file.
Being a small one file distribution it includes almost every vital thing you need to support little websites (routing, templating). Everything else can be implemented using plugins.
Pro No need to install
It is so little there's no need to install, it is included in the standard libs python.
Pro Async, *let friendly
Using it with gevent is a breeze. It's a WSGI app so it's easy to make it work with anything.
Pro Truly magnificent
Con Lacking good documentation
CherryPy's documentation could use some work. It generally feels very slim and is seriously lacking in some parts. For a beginner who is just starting with Python Frameworks, working with CherryPy's documentation would be very hard.
Con Small community. Difficult to find online docs and examples
Con Very hard to develop projects that are not smaller than 1000 lines
While Bottle is a great framework for building small applications (generally less than 1000 lines of code), it starts getting very hard to manage your application if you want to go even a bit larger than that.
The fact that it follows a single-file distribution model and that it's missing something like Flask's blueprints only make this problem worse.