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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hiawatha icon


    Hiawatha, a secure and advanced webserver

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • nanoweb icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

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    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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    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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