What are some uncommon and unique web-servers such as Cherokee and Hiawatha?

MannDude

Just a dude
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I'm wanting to do a bit of tinkering around with some not-so-common webservers (So no Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd) and see about getting some guides published in The Library. Anyone care to make some suggestions? I've used Cherokee in the past, and actually found it pretty neat. Didn't really do anything other than install it on a VM alongside Wordpress. Hiawatha is sending vpsBoard love in the form of traffic as they've linked to us from their site so I'd like to give them some love back by writing a tutorial or guide of some sort (Similar to ).

So: Whats out there?
 

zomgmike

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Just spotted this link in Wikipedia - Comparison of web server software - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_server_software

Interesting that IIS seems to be the only one known to support HTTP/2
Working my way down that list, the ones I can remember being specfically mentioned during the sales process are:

Apache HTTP Server


Apache Tomcat


Internet Information Services


Jetty


lighttpd


LiteSpeed Web Server


Mongoose


Nginx

One man's rare is another man's common, so I listed them all.
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
Three that I use for various things...

1. PyGopherd, primarily a gopher server but it can also serve static http requests

gopher://gopher.quux.org:70/0/devel/gopher/pygopherd/About Pygopherd.txt

2. Tengine -Taobao's enhanced version of Nginx

http://tengine.taobao.org/

3. Gunicorn -python http server...the ERP/CRM software Odoo among others uses it

http://gunicorn.org/
 
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MannDude

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Nice! Thanks everyone, some of those I had forgotten about (Gwan and h2o) and the others I had not heard about (With the exception of Litespeed, meant to include that in my list of 'common' webservers).

I'd like to get a guide created on each one eventually, something that serves more or less as a basic introduction that noobs and those with moderate skillsets (like myself, I'm not a sysadmin by trade) can follow. Anyone want to help me? @DomainBop,  @AMDbuilder, @k0nsl, @zomgmike, @bigcat and @rds100 :)

Can put a bounty out if needed. I'm always happy to see alternative solutions to common software and setups. May need to find one of (or some of) these webservers to put into production somewhere for my own use, as of right now everything I run uses Nginx.
 
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splitice

Just a little bit crazy...
Verified Provider
OpenResty is Agentzh's fork of nginx. With all his many modules included, quite a good API server as nginx + lua is amazing for tasks like that.
 

eva2000

Active Member
I'm wanting to do a bit of tinkering around with some not-so-common webservers (So no Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd) and see about getting some guides published in The Library. Anyone care to make some suggestions? I've used Cherokee in the past, and actually found it pretty neat. Didn't really do anything other than install it on a VM alongside Wordpress. Hiawatha is sending vpsBoard love in the form of traffic as they've linked to us from their site so I'd like to give them some love back by writing a tutorial or guide of some sort (Similar to ).

So: Whats out there?
what you still haven't gotten around to playing with Centmin Mod LEMP stack for Nginx + PHP-FPM MariaDB + CSF Firewall on CentOS ? :)

Some youtube guides https://community.centminmod.com/resources/categories/centmin-mod-youtube.12/

http://centminmod.com/youtube

got 5 minutes to view ? ;) :D


As to H2O it is interesting.. working on a H2O installer for integrating into Centmin Mod LEMP stack. I plan to add Apache 2.4 + PHP-FPM and OpenLiteSpeed + LSAPI PHP integration too eventually with a Vhost generator which will be compatible with Nginx, Apache, OpenLitespeed and H2O so you can run sites on different web servers all from same server  :)
 
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KwiceroLTD

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I toy with nginx, for a project I rebuilt some of nginx and got rid of information leaks, and added default referal spam removal, got rid of a few floods like rudy, rudy was relatively simple, all the attacks had a referral url, so I just inforced a valid_refers tag in the configuration.

nginx is fun, not rare, but fun to toy around with in your spare time.
 

splitice

Just a little bit crazy...
Verified Provider
I toy with nginx, for a project I rebuilt some of nginx and got rid of information leaks, and added default referal spam removal, got rid of a few floods like rudy, rudy was relatively simple, all the attacks had a referral url, so I just inforced a valid_refers tag in the configuration.

nginx is fun, not rare, but fun to toy around with in your spare time.
Nginx is a great platform for writing a Mitigation system - Ill attest to that. :)
 
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