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).
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).
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.