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 (Free Personal, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source), Microsoft IIS (Paid) and Serva 32/64 (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to nginx.
    2. Caddy is a web server like Apache, nginx, or lighttpd, but with different goals, features, and advantages.
      Caddy vs nginx opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Caddy is a great alternative to nginx.
      jmfederico It is easy to use and enables https automatically
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Easy to use and automatic SSL using Let's Encrypt.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks lighttpd is a great alternative to nginx.
    3. 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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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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    5. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Self-Hosted
      Mongoose is easy to use web server. It also can be used as embedded web server library to provide web interface to applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • 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.
    6. Modern & minimalistic proxy server for the Cloud era. - TCP Load Balancing - Clear and beautiful TOML config file.
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      gobetween vs nginx opinions
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      It's has really similar functionality
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      • 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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