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Microsoft IIS Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft IIS is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 17 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac 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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  1. Apache HTTP Server icon

    Apache HTTP Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    49 alternatives to Apache HTTP Server 

    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. Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web...

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  2. nginx icon

    nginx

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    53 alternatives to nginx 

    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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    1.  Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Caddy icon

    Caddy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    20 alternatives to Caddy 

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

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    1.  PortableCaddy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownCaddy supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  4. FileZilla Server icon

    FileZilla Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    22 alternatives to FileZilla Server 

    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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to lighttpd 

    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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  6. Abyss Webserver icon

    Abyss Webserver

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    40 alternatives to Abyss Webserver 

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

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    OpenLiteSpeed

    • Mac
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to OpenLiteSpeed 

    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. ProFTPD icon

    ProFTPD

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    19 alternatives to ProFTPD 

    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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  9. devd

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to devd 

    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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    Cherokee

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    44 alternatives to Cherokee 

    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. It supports on-the-fly configuration by reading files or strings, TLS/SSL (via GNUTLS...

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    version 1.0.8, control panel.
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