lighttpd Alternatives

    lighttpd is described as '(pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to lighttpd for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like lighttpd are nginx (Free, Open Source), Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source), Microsoft IIS (Paid) and OpenLiteSpeed (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2021

    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.
    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. OpenLiteSpeed is a high-performance, lightweight, open source HTTP server developed and copyrighted by LiteSpeed Technologies. Users are free to download, use, distribute, and modify OpenLiteSpeed.
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    6. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Self-Hosted
      Mongoose is easy to use web server. It also can be used as embedded web server library to provide web interface to applications.
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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.
    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.
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