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. Lwan is a high-performance web server with a low disk and memory footprint. It can serve both static content and dynamic content generated by C or Lua code.
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    2. A small HTTP server with SSL, directory listings, virtual hosting and CGI. It is available in Debian's and Ubuntu's repositories as package "mini-httpd" and on Alpine Linux as package "mini_httpd".
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies.
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    3. Simple, lightweight and secure web server with a convenient and simple interface. Automatic certificate renewal through Let’s encrypt.
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    4. A *AMP stack specifically tailored for Drupal. Affords the ability to create new sites with a few clicks, and can streamline maintenance of Drupal development environments.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Simple: It handles only the minimum necessary to implement HTTP/1.1. Well, maybe a little more than the minimum. Small: See the comparison chart. It also has a very small run-time size, since it does not fork and is very careful about memory allocation.
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