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Microsoft IIS Alternatives for Linux

Microsoft IIS is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft IIS and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft IIS are nginx, Caddy, FileZilla Server and lighttpd.

Microsoft IIS 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 Microsoft IIS.
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    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.

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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.

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  4. FileZilla Server icon

    FileZilla Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FileZilla Server, sister product to FileZilla Client, is an FTP server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS). FTP over SSL/TLS provides secure encrypted connections to the server.

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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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    Abyss Webserver

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    vsftpd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Very secure FTP Daemon, a secure, fast FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.

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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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    ProFTPD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    ProFTPD is a high-performance, extremely configurable, and most of all a secure FTP server, featuring Apache-like configuration and blazing performance.

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    ZEVENET

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Our products are based under the unique terms of no limitations and no vendor lock-in technology in order to provide the best performance, high support level directly from the vendor, development agility in order to be integrated with any application or infrastructure and...

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