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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 nginx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tornado Web Server are Apache HTTP Server, lighttpd, Microsoft IIS and Abyss Webserver.

Tornado Web Server alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be FTP Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tornado Web Server.
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Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server. The framework is distinct from most mainstream...

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  1. 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).

    ⚫︎ Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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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    Tornado Web Server is a framework, this is a program.

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    Tornado is an async library while Apache HTTP Server AFAIK does not offer such feature.

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    lighttpd

    • 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.

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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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    Abyss Webserver

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
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    Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.

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    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux

    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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  7. mongrel

    • 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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    weborf

    • 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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    Cherokee

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • BSD

    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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    version 1.0.8, control panel.
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    Simple HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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