Alternatives to Apache HTTP Server for all platforms with any license

  • nginx

    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 more than five years on many heavily...

    • nginx is a great alternative if using as reverse proxy, or hosting pages that strictly use `html/css/javascript` for content, but if you have php, python, or any other server side languages in your code i would recommend using Apache alexprangeApr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Nginx as highly configurable as Apache, but Nginx consumes less resources. gamlielJan 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • XAMPP

    XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy...

    • xampp includes Apache. Silly. The rest that goes with it is other junk that's along for the ride. Kind of like calling a car an alternative to an engine. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows Self-Hosted

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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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...

    • Small self-contained fast and with support to virtually every scripting language and web framework available today Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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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!

    Free Open Source Linux

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Apache HTTP Server Comments

Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache HTTP Server · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Although it's usually referred to as "Apache", it's actually called "Apache HTTP Server", right?

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Yes, that's correct. It's colloquially called Apache.