Tornado Web Server Alternatives

    Tornado Web Server is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Tornado Web Server for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tornado Web Server are nginx (Free, Open Source), lighttpd (Free, Open Source), Microsoft IIS (Paid) and Abyss Webserver (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 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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      Tornado Web Server is a framework, this is a program.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Tornado is an async library while Apache HTTP Server AFAIK does not offer such feature.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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.
    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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    4. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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    5. 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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      • Self-Hosted
      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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      • Self-Hosted
      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      Surfer is a Simple static file server. It comes with a commandline tool to upload files from your local folders and a webinterface to manage files directly on the server.
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