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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 server to surpass the 100 million web site milestone. Apache was the first viable alternative to the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    lighttpd

    lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments. lighttpd supports load-balancing FastCGI, SCGI and HTTP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Varnish

    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator. You can install it on your HTTP server and it makes your application more accessible. The open source community for the fastest web accelerator in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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

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  • 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 on the Web. From media streaming to web application hosting, IIS’s scalable and open architecture is...

    Commercial Windows

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    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), HTTP, FTP, TFTP, DHCP, proxyDHCP, DNS, SNTP and SYSLOG protocols. Serva is a light (~3 MB), yet...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

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  • Cherokee icon

    Cherokee

    Cherokee is a flexible, very fast, lightweight Web server. It is implemented entirely in C, and has no dependencies beyond a standard C library. It is embeddable and extensible with plug-ins. It supports on-the-fly configuration by...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Hiawatha

    Hiawatha, a secure and advanced webserver

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Mongoose icon

    Mongoose

    Mongoose is easy to use web server. It also can be used as embedded web server library to provide web interface to applications. Technical Specs: * Cross Platform: Linux/Unix, MacOS, QNX, eCOS, Windows, Android, iPhone...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted

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    WnMp

    Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP WnMp can serve as an up to date LAMP(Linux,Apache,MySQL,PHP) like server with more focus on Current technologies and also a great clean training Environment for Web Development and Maybe in the future it...

    Open Source Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued Dose not seem to be maintained anymore. Last release from 2014, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/w-nmp/files/?source=navbar
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    Abyss Webserver

    Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems. Despite its small footprint, it supports HTTP/1.1, secure SSL/TLS connections (HTTPS), on-the-fly HTTP compression...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    gobetween

    Modern & minimalistic proxy server for the Cloud era. - TCP Load Balancing - Clear and beautiful TOML config file. - Integrates seamlessly with Docker and with any custom system (thanks to Exec discovery and healtchecks) -...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • httpd

    Project Goals The efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. * Lean: Provide a small and monolithic architecture that supports the main standards and most important...

    Open Source BSD OpenBSD

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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 frameworks (and certainly most Python frameworks) because it is non-blocking and reasonably fast....

    Open Source Mac Linux

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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 is also nice to export some files the quick way by starting a HTTP server in a few seconds, without...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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  • Appweb icon

    Appweb

    Embedthis Appweb is a fast, compact embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an event-driven, non-blocking core to serve multiple requests using minimal resources. It has integrated...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • mongrel

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • WEBrick

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    nanoweb

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • gatling

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

    Open Source Linux

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  • Rwasa

    rwasa is a full-featured, high performance, scalable web server designed to compete with the likes of nginx. It has been built from the ground-up in x86_64 assembly language.

    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 to install Node or Python in that light-weight Docker instance you're hacking in? Just copy over...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 ANSI-C scripts (that you just 'edit & play') which are as fast as static pages and which...

    Free Windows Linux

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    SimpleServer:WWW

    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 just like to play around with HTML, and need to have a local webserver to get a good feel......

    Free Windows Self-Hosted

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    Wt

    Wt (pronounced as witty) is a C++ library for developing web applications. The API is widget-centric and uses well-tested patterns of desktop GUI development tailored to the web. To the developer, it offers abstraction of many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MicroApache

    MicroApache - A Portable Apache Server for Windows "This is a microscopic and very-heavily trimmed-down version of the standard, Apache server; made available under the Apache GPL licence. It was developed initially for fun to...

    Open Source Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued
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    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 and the #1 commercial web server. Upgrading your web server to LiteSpeed Web Server will improve...

    Commercial Linux

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  • weborf

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • H2O

    An optimized HTTP server / library implementation that can be used either as a standalone server or a library. Supported Protocols: HTTP/1.0 (http and https) HTTP/1.1 (http and https) Websocket (RFC6455, both ws and...

    Open Source Linux

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    Haproxy

    HAProxy is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly suited for web sites crawling under very high loads while needing...

    Free Linux BSD

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    VBServer

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

    Free Windows

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    Tinyweb

    TinyWeb is an extremely small (executable file size is 53K), simple (no configuration other than through the command line) and fast (consumes a minimum of system resources) Win32 daemon for regular (TCP/http) and secure...

    Free Windows

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    Tntnet

    Fast web server for high performance C++ web applications

    Open Source Linux BSD

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nginx Comments

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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.

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