NanoHttpd is a lightweight HTTP server designed for embedding in other applications. It's only one Java file, in two "flavors", one strictly Java 1.1 compatible, and one at "current" standards. It supports GET, POST, PUT, HEAD and DELETE requests, and supports file uploading with very small memory overhead. Temp file usage and the threading model are easily customized.
ashttpd was originally a testbed for a kernel async-sendfile patch. Today, it's just another Web server for serving static content rapidly. It differs from its competitors by storing its webroot in a database, which provides a 50% performance increase over using the operating system's VFS. It also allows precalculation of strong cache-validators (ETags).
Higgs.IO is a high performance, message oriented network library built for realtime systems. It provides a core extensible framework and libraries built on top of the core. Libraries include a WebSocket server, an HTTP server and client, and Boson, a custom serialization and RMI library.
NXWEB is ultra-fast and super-lightweight web server for applications written in C. It can serve thousands of concurrent requests with a small memory footprint using an event-driven and multi-threaded model that is designed to scale. It features an exceptionally light code base, a simple API, decent HTTP protocol handling, keep-alive connections, SSL support (via GNUTLS), HTTP proxy (with keep-alive connection pooling), non-blocking sendfile support (with configurable small file memory cache), cacheable gzip content encoding, cacheable image thumbnails with watermarks (via ImageMagick), a modular design for developers, and the ability to run as a daemon.
The yaSSL Embedded Web Server is a fast, embeddable, and easy-to-configure Web server with a strong focus on portability and security. The Web server offers SSL/TLS (HTTPS) support built-in through the CyaSSL embedded SSL Library. With a footprint size of less than 100kB with SSL enabled (or 40kB without SSL) and a simple and clean API, the yaSSL Embedded Web Server was designed to fit perfectly into resource-constrained embedded environments. While maintaining a small size and fast speeds, the yaSSL Embedded Web Server offers a full feature set to give you the maximum amount of freedom and flexibility when developing your project.