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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:' 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, Cherokee, gatling and TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server.

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An optimized HTTP server / library implementation that can be used either as a standalone server or a library. Supported...

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    nginx

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    53 alternatives to 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 loaded Russian sites including Rambler (RamblerMedia.com).

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    1.  Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Caddy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    20 alternatives to Caddy 

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

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    1.  PortableCaddy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownCaddy supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Cherokee

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    44 alternatives to 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 extensible with plug-ins. It supports on-the-fly configuration by reading files or strings, TLS/SSL (via GNUTLS...

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    version 1.0.8, control panel.
  4. gatling

    12 alternatives to gatling 

    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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    TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server

    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to TrustLeap G-WAN Web Server 

    G-WAN is the fastest available Web server on Windows and Linux.

    G-WAN is a small-footprint (under 200 KB) Web server with full ANSI-C scripts (that you just 'edit & play') which are as fast as static pages and which scale orders of magnitude better than ASP.Net C#, J.

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    1.  Support for scriptingTrustLeap G-WAN Web Server supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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      Algernon

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      16 alternatives to Algernon 

      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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      Running Algernon (screenshot from an earlier version).
    • Lwan

      15 alternatives to Lwan 

      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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