H2O Alternatives

    H2O is described as '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 wss)' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are seven alternatives to H2O for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and FreeBSD. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like H2O are Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source), Cherokee (Free, Open Source), gatling (Free, Open Source) and TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 18, 2020

    1. 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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    2. Caddy is a web server like Apache, nginx, or lighttpd, but with different goals, features, and advantages.


    3. 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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    4. A high performance web server. Small! (125k static Linux-x86 binary with HTTP, FTP and SMB support). Fast! (measure for yourself, please) Scalable!
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    5. G-WAN is the fastest available Web server on Windows and Linux.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Small self-contained pure-Go web server with built-in support for Lua scripting, Markdown pages, Sass/GCSS, HTTP/2, QUIC, and accessing Redis and PostgreSQL.
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    6. Lwan is a high-performance web server with a low disk and memory footprint. It can serve both static content and dynamic content generated by C or Lua code.
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