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Lwan vs Mongoose Web Server: What are the differences?

Developers describe Lwan as "Experimental, scalable, high performance HTTP server". In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server. On the other hand, Mongoose Web Server is detailed as "The most easy to use web server on the planet". Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.

Lwan and Mongoose Web Server can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Lwan and Mongoose Web Server are both open source tools. Mongoose Web Server with 5.51K GitHub stars and 1.61K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lwan with 5.01K GitHub stars and 524 GitHub forks.

What is Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

What is Mongoose Web Server?

Mongoose is built on top of Libmongoose embedded library, which can turn anything into a web server in 5 minutes worth of effort and few lines of code. Libmongoose is used to serve Web GUI on embedded devices, implement RESTful services, RPC frameworks (e.g. JSON-RPC), handle telemetry data exchange, and perform many other tasks in various different industries including aerospace, manufacturing, finance, research, automotive, gaming, IT.

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