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 an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Webserver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Webserver are Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), nginx (Free, Open Source), WampServer (Free, Open Source) and Caddy (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 10, 2021

    1. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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    2. Winginx is a complex of local web server on Windows (Vista and higher) to develop in PHP and Node.js using databases MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, memcached.
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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Simple package for programming Quickly and easy to install Apache, PHP, MySQL. Don’t need any skill for setting up step by step. Can turn your PC to Web Server and Database Server.
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    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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    4. With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • 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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      • Windows
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      • Self-Hosted
      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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    5. WPN-XM - is a free and open-source web server solution stack for professional PHP development on the Windows platform.
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    6. Neard is a portable WAMP software stack for the Microsoft Windows operating system involving Apache HTTP Server, OpenSSL for SSL support, PHP programming language, MySQL database, MariaDB database, MongoDB NoSQL database, PostgreSQL database, Memcached distributed memory object...
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