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  • Apache HTTP Server icon

    Apache HTTP Server

    Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web and in 2009 became the first web...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • nginx icon


    nginx [engine x] is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Cherokee icon


    Cherokee is a flexible, very fast, lightweight Web server. It is implemented entirely in C, and has no dependencies beyond a standard...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Serva 32/64 icon

    Serva 32/64

    Serva is an Automated PXE Server Solution Accelerator based on an all-in-one portable multi-server engine including BINL(RIS/WDS)...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

  • Mongoose icon


    Mongoose is easy to use web server. It also can be used as embedded web server library to provide web interface to applications. ...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted

  • Caddy

    Caddy makes web development faster, easier, and more productive for busy people with busy websites.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD FreeBSD ... OpenBSD

  • Hiawatha icon


    Hiawatha, a secure and advanced webserver

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Microsoft IIS icon

    Microsoft IIS

    Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server is a flexible, secure and easy-to-manage Web server for hosting anything...

    Commercial Windows

  • Abyss Webserver icon

    Abyss Webserver

    Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems. Despite its small...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Tornado Web Server icon

    Tornado Web Server

    Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server. The framework is distinct from most mainstream web server...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • httpd

    Project Goals The efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. *...

    Open Source BSD OpenBSD

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  • webfs

    webfs is a simple HTTP server for mostly static content. You can use it to serve the content of a FTP server via HTTP for example. It...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Self-Hosted

  • Appweb icon


    Embedthis Appweb is a fast, compact embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • mongrel

    A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • WEBrick

    WEBrick is a Ruby library providing simple HTTP web server services.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Nanoweb is an HTTP server written in PHP, designed to be small, secure, and extensible.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Rwasa

    rwasa is a full-featured, high performance, scalable web server designed to compete with the likes of nginx. It has been built from...

    Open Source Linux flat assembler

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  • devd

    Devd is a single statically compiled binary with no external dependencies, and is released for OSX, Linux and Windows. Don't want...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server icon

    TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server

    G-WAN is the fastest available Web server on Windows and Linux. G-WAN is a small-footprint (under 200 KB) Web server with full...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Wt icon


    Wt (pronounced as witty) is a C++ library for developing web applications. The API is widget-centric and uses well-tested patterns...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Baby Web Server icon

    Baby Web Server

    This program was build as an alternative for Microsoft IIS . The main goal was to design a simple web server with support for ASP....

    Free Windows

  • LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) icon

    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS)

    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a high-performance Apache drop-in replacement. LSWS is the 4th most popular web server on the internet...

    Commercial Linux

  • weborf

    Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • VBServer icon


    Create a personal web server with simplicity, reliability, and ease using VBServer.

    Free Windows

  • Tinyweb icon


    TinyWeb is an extremely small (executable file size is 53K), simple (no configuration other than through the command line) and fast...

    Free Windows

  • Tntnet icon


    Fast web server for high performance C++ web applications

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Thin

    Thin is a Ruby web server that glues together 3 of the best Ruby libraries in web history: * the Mongrel parser, the root of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Simple HTTP Server icon

    Simple HTTP Server

    Need to share some files with your colleagues or setup basic html website on your machine? It's very simple with Simple HTTP...

    Open Source Mac

  • SimpleServer:WWW icon


    Ever wanted to set up a webserver so that you could have your friends check out a new page you're working on? Or maybe you'd...

    Free Windows Self-Hosted

  • mongrel2 icon


    Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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