My Top 5 Open-Source Web Servers on Linux (2021)
is a free and open-source cross-platform web server software and actively maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.
It is the most popular web server in the world as it powers around 44+% of the website.
Some basic features and support:
-Loadable dynamic modues
-Geolocation based on IP
-Bandwidth throttling and Load balancing
sudo apt install httpd
yum install httpd
dnf install httpd
-is open source software for web serving, reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming and the project started with strong focus on maximum performance, high concurrency and low memory usage.
sudo apt install nginx
yum install nginx
dnf install nginx
-is an open-source,lightweight,secure and high performance web server that is optimized for speed-critical environments.
sudo apt install lighttpd
yum install lighttpd
dnf install lighttpd
-is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source security-focused web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go.
sudo apt install caddy
Redhat/CentOS (enable EPEL repository first)
yum install caddy
dnf install caddy
-is open source edition of LiteSpeed Web Server enterprise. It is a high-performance and lightweight web server developed by LiteSpeed Technologies.
sudo apt install openlitespeed
yum install openlitespeed
– is an innovative, feature rich, lightning fast and easy to configure open source web server designed for the next generation of highly concurrent secured web applications.
Installation: (it won’t be straightforward as need to do few steps prior to “apt” or “yum” installation)
sudo apt install cherokee
yum install cherokee