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httpd is described as *'Project Goals

The efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

  • Lean: Provide a small and monolithic architecture that supports the main standards and most important features of the web. Extensibility will never be'* and is a Web Server in the development category. There are eight alternatives to httpd for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like httpd are Apache HTTP Server, lighttpd, LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) and TinyWeb.
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  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).

    Manual page
  2. Apache HTTP Server icon

    Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    Configuration


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    lighttpd

    • 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.

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  4. LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) icon

    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux

    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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  5. TinyWeb icon

    TinyWeb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    TinyWeb is an extremely small (< 100K), simple (no configuration other than through the command line) and lightweight (consumes a minimum of system resources) Web server for Windows. It supports CGI.

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    KatWeb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Arch Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    A lightweight static web server and reverse proxy designed for the modern web.

    Test page
  7. VBServer icon

    VBServer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Create a personal web server with simplicity, reliability, and ease using VBServer. Features include PHP, HTTP, and more.

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  8. Windows Webserver icon

    Windows Webserver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine

    The Windows Webserver was developed for testing PHP and CGI/FCGI programs under Windows, without installing an Apache or IIS environment. The Webserver is easy to install and comes with buildin PHP 8.0.8 FastCGI support, mod_rewrite and SSL/TLS 1.2.

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