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. VertrigoServ is a complete free WAMP server allowing PHP development for Windows. It installs Apache 2.4, PHP, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin, both installing and setting up the environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc.) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista).

      Discontinued



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Nanoweb is an HTTP server written in PHP, designed to be small, secure, and extensible.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      WEBrick is a Ruby library providing simple HTTP web server services.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      Ever wanted to set up a webserver so that you could have your friends check out a new page you're working on? Or maybe you'd just like to play around with HTML, and need to have a local webserver to get a good feel...


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      MicroApache - A Portable Apache Server for Windows

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.64, can be still downloaded from custodesblog.wordpress.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Embedthis Appweb is a fast, compact embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an event-driven, non-blocking core to serve multiple requests using minimal resources. It has integrated caching and the ESP "C" Web framework.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on June 3rd, 2016.

    2. G-WAN is the fastest available Web server on Windows and Linux.
    3. An integrated server package containing Nginx, MySQL and PHP

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last releases (2012) are still available from the official website.

    4. Wt (pronounced as witty) is a C++ library for developing web applications.
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