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nginx Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to nginx for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to nginx and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to nginx are Caddy, lighttpd, Abyss Webserver and Microsoft IIS.

nginx alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be Reverse Proxy Servers or FTP Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of nginx.
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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableApache HTTP Server is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Caddy

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

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

    ⚫︎ PortableCaddy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCaddy supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    It is easy to use and enables https automatically

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    Easy to use and automatic SSL using Let's Encrypt.

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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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    Microsoft IIS

    • Windows

    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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    MS IIS is a slow and windows bound

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    Serva 32/64

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    Serva is an Automated PXE Server Solution Accelerator based on an all-in-one portable multi-server engine including BINL(RIS/WDS), HTTP, FTP, TFTP, DHCP, proxyDHCP, DNS, SNTP and SYSLOG protocols.

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  7. devd

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  8. mongrel

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

    A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.

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    weborf

    • 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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    gobetween

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Modern & minimalistic load balancer and router for the Cloud era.

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    It's has really similar functionality

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