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    mini_httpd is described as 'A small HTTP server with SSL, directory listings, virtual hosting and CGI. It is available in Debian's and Ubuntu's repositories as package "mini-httpd" and on Alpine Linux as package "mini_httpd"' and is a Web Server in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to mini_httpd for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mini_httpd are Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source), HFS (HTTP File Server) (Free, Open Source) and lighttpd (Free, Open Source).

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    A small HTTP server with SSL, directory listings, virtual hosting and CGI. It is available in Debian's and Ubuntu's...
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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).
    2. 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.


    3. Caddy is a web server like Apache, nginx, or lighttpd, but with different goals, features, and advantages.
    4. You can use HFS (HTTP File Server) to send and receive files.
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      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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      Say you’re chatting with a friend on MSN Messenger (perhaps with the excellent pidgin ?). She wants to send you amazing photos she took last week-end, so she uses Messenger file transfer. Unfortunately, the zip file is over 50 MB and it’s painfully slow.
    5. 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.
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      A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.
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      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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      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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