Alternatives to Apache HTTP Server for Mac 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 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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  • 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...

    • Discontinued The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on June 3rd, 2016.

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  • mongrel

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

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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...

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  • OpenLiteSpeed

    OpenLiteSpeed is a high-performance, lightweight, open source HTTP server developed and copyrighted by LiteSpeed Technologies. Users are free to download, use...

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  • WEBrick

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

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  • nanoweb

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

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