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    SimpleHTTPServer Alternatives

    SimpleHTTPServer is described as 'Serve a single directory over HTTP' and is a Web Server in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SimpleHTTPServer for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SimpleHTTPServer are nginx (Free, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source), devd (Free, Open Source) and LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2019

    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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    2. 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).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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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.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
    3. 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. Upgrading your web server to LiteSpeed Web Server will improve your performance and lower operating costs
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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    4. 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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    5. 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.
    6. Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server. The framework is distinct from most mainstream web server frameworks (and certainly most Python frameworks) because it is non-blocking and reasonably fast.
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