Alternatives to nginx for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • lighttpd icon


    lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Varnish icon


    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator. You can install it on your HTTP server and it makes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hiawatha icon


    Hiawatha, a secure and advanced webserver

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • WnMp icon


    Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP WnMp can serve as an up to date LAMP(Linux,Apache,MySQL,PHP) like server with more focus on Current...

    Open Source Windows Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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 icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • gatling

    A high performance web server. Small! (125k static Linux-x86 binary with HTTP, FTP and SMB support). Fast! (measure for yourself...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • 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

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    MicroApache Discontinued

    MicroApache - A Portable Apache Server for Windows "This is a microscopic and very-heavily trimmed-down version of the...

    Open Source Windows Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • H2O

    An optimized HTTP server / library implementation that can be used either as a standalone server or a library. Supported Protocols: ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Haproxy icon


    HAProxy is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based...

    Free Linux BSD

  • 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

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nginx Comments


Positive Comment by jacotoledo
about nginx Dec 2015

A little different to install than apache but it runs so much faster, I added SSL with ease here is how I did it.