Hiawatha Alternatives

    Hiawatha is described as ', a secure and advanced webserver' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hiawatha for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hiawatha are nginx (Free, Open Source), Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft IIS (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 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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    3. Caddy is a web server like Apache, nginx, or lighttpd, but with different goals, features, and advantages.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments.
    4. Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server is a flexible, secure and easy-to-manage Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web application hosting, IIS’s scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
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    5. 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.
    6. Denwer is a collection of often-used web-servers for web-programmers. It is used to debug web-sites under Win32. Denwer includes: friendly installer; Apache; PHP; MySQL; Perl; virtual host management system; phpMyAdmin; sendmail stub; start/stop manager.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated and the website is full of spam articles. Last version, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    7. 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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    8. With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI.
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