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. 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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    2. Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP
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    3. It's a portable server manager that you can go anywhere, anytime, in any computer and run your webapp. Quick and easy to configure, a really useful application for your portable apps kit.
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    4. 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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    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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • OpenBSD
      Project Goals The efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Serve a single directory over HTTP.
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    6. A high performance web server. Small! (125k static Linux-x86 binary with HTTP, FTP and SMB support). Fast! (measure for yourself, please) Scalable!
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    7. Nginx MariaDB Redis Php development stack for Windows, with Composer, Adminer, LetsEncrypt certificates, WinSCP, multiple PHP versions, projects and virtual servers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      webfs is a simple HTTP server for mostly static content. You can use it to serve the content of a FTP server via HTTP for example. It is also nice to export some files the quick way by starting a HTTP server in a few seconds, without editing some config file first.

      Discontinued

      The last snapshot is from 2008. See http://dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots/

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