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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 Web Server in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to lighttpd for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like lighttpd are Apache HTTP Server, Caddy, Mongoose and Microsoft IIS.

lighttpd alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be FTP Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of lighttpd.
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lighttpd (pronounced "lighty") is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible...

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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).

    ⚫︎ Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableApache HTTP Server is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Caddy

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

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

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

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMongoose can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Microsoft IIS

    • Windows

    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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    Abyss Webserver

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • BSD

    Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.

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    OpenLiteSpeed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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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  8. devd

    • 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.

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  9. 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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  10. mongrel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted

    A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.

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