Simple HTTP Server Alternatives

    Simple HTTP Server is described as 'Need to share some files with your colleagues or setup basic html website on your machine? It's very simple with Simple HTTP Server. Just click 'Start server' and choose a folder to share. The url already in your clipboard' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Simple HTTP Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Simple HTTP Server are Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source), LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) (Freemium) and mongrel (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 24, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Fast web server for high performance C++ web applications
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Thin is a Ruby web server that glues together 3 of the best Ruby libraries in web history: * the Mongrel parser, the root of Mongrel speed and security * Event Machine, a network I/O library with extremely high scalability, performance and stability * Rack, a...
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    1. 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".
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Osgood is a secure, fast, and simple platform for running JavaScript HTTP servers. It is written using Rust and V8 as an attempt to build a platform from the ground up, one which applies the Principle of Least Privilege at its very core.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies.
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