Wt is a C++ library for developing Web applications with an API that is widget-centric and inspired by existing C++ graphical user interface APIs. To the developer, it offers abstraction of Web-specific implementation details, increasing the accessibility and portability. Under the hood, the library uses the latest techniques (HTML5, Ajax, WebSockets) to handle user events and update the Web page.
Rainbows! is an HTTP server for sleepy Rack applications. It is based on Unicorn, but designed to handle applications that expect long request/response times and/or slow clients. For Rack applications not heavily bound by slow external network dependencies, consider Unicorn instead as it simpler and easier to debug.
Unicorn is a Unix and LAN/localhost-optimized fork of the Mongrel HTTP server. It is takes full advantage of functionality exclusive to Unix-like operating systems. It will reap and restart workers that die from broken apps, and there is no need to manage multiple processes yourself. Load balancing is done entirely by the operating system kernel. Requests never pile up behind a busy worker. The server does not care if your application is thread-safe or not, as workers all run within their own isolated address space and only serve one client at a time. All Rack applications are supported along with pre-Rack versions of Ruby on Rails via a Rack wrapper. It also supports atomic log cycling, nginx-style binary re-execution without losing connections, before_fork and after_fork hooks, and optional copy-on-write-friendly memory management.
CyaSSL is a C-language-based SSL library targeted for embedded and RTOS environments, primarily because of its small size and speed. CyaSSL supports the industry standards up to the current TLS 1.2 level, is up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL, includes SSL client libraries and an SSL server implementation, includes an OpenSSL compatibility layer, and offers several progressive ciphers such as RABBIT and HC-128. Dual licensed under both the GPLv2 and standard commercial licensing, it caters to a wide range of projects.
KLone is a fully-featured, multi-platform framework which allows dynamic Web pages to be written in C/C++ (with the usual <% /* code */ %> style). The pages can then be embedded (in compressed and/or encrypted form) into a single executable that also contains KLone's high-performance HTTP/S server. Given its nature, it can be linked natively to any C/C++ library (database, XML, graphics, etc.), without an intermediate layer, and it is especially suited for low-resource (embedded) systems.
Zbatery is an HTTP server for Rack applications on systems that either do not support fork(), or have no memory (nor need) to run the master/worker model. It is based on Rainbows! (which is based on Unicorn (which is based on Mongrel)) and inherits parts of each. Zbatery supports your choice of all the thread/fiber/event/actor-based concurrency models and Rack middleware that Rainbows! supports (or will ever support) in a single process. Zbatery will still exploit certain features of Unix for transparent upgrades, log reopening, and graceful stops, but does not rely on them for basic functionality.
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.
ModSecurity is an intrusion detection and prevention engine for Web applications (sometimes called a Web application firewall). Operating embedded or as part of an Apache reverse proxy, it increases Web application security, protecting Web applications from known and unknown attacks. It is flexible and easy to configure. It monitors HTTP traffic (including POST payloads), detects or prevents attacks, enhances logging, performs anti-evasion, and allows administrators to create custom rules to suit their specific needs. It excels in HTTP traffic monitoring and just-in-time vulnerability patching.