Lwan Alternatives

    Lwan is described as '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' and is a Web Server in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Lwan for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lwan are nginx (Free, Open Source), Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft IIS (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 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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      • 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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    6. 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
      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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    7. 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.
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