Appweb Alternatives

    Appweb is described as '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 caching and the ESP "C" Web framework' and is a Web Server in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Appweb for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Appweb are nginx (Free, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source), Abyss Webserver (Freemium) and devd (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

    1. 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.
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    2. 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 loaded Russian sites including Rambler (RamblerMedia.com).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments.
    3. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 the devd binary and be done with it.


    4. 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 your performance and lower operating costs
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      MicroApache - A Portable Apache Server for Windows

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.64, can be still downloaded from custodesblog.wordpress.com

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