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Windows Webserver Alternatives

Windows Webserver is described as 'The Windows Webserver was developed for testing PHP and CGI/FCGI programs under Windows, without installing an Apache or IIS environment. The Webserver is easy to install and comes with buildin PHP 8.0.8 FastCGI support, mod_rewrite and SSL/TLS 1.2' and is a Web Server in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Webserver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Webserver are Apache HTTP Server, nginx, Caddy and WampServer.

Windows Webserver 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 Windows Webserver.
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  1. XAMPP icon

    XAMPP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    50 alternatives to XAMPP 

    XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

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    1.  PortableXAMPP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Node BasedXAMPP supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Apache HTTP Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    49 alternatives to Apache HTTP Server 

    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. Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web...

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    nginx

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    53 alternatives to nginx 

    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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    1.  Lightweightnginx consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenginx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Caddy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    20 alternatives to Caddy 

    Caddy is a web server like Apache, nginx, or lighttpd, but with different goals, features, and advantages.

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    1.  PortableCaddy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownCaddy supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  5. WampServer icon

    WampServer

    42 alternatives to WampServer 

    WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

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    lighttpd

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to lighttpd 

    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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    Fenix Web Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    43 alternatives to Fenix Web Server 

    Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.

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    Microsoft IIS

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Microsoft IIS 

    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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    40 alternatives to Abyss Webserver 

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

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    OpenLiteSpeed

    • Mac
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to OpenLiteSpeed 

    OpenLiteSpeed is a high-performance, lightweight, open source HTTP server developed and copyrighted by LiteSpeed Technologies. Users are free to download, use, distribute, and modify OpenLiteSpeed.

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