Cherokee (web server)

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Cherokee Web Server
Original author(s)Álvaro López Ortega, Cherokee Project
Stable release
1.2.104 / April 2, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-04-02)
Written inC, Python and JavaScript[1]
Operating systemCross-platform[2]
Available inEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Catalan, Galician
TypeWeb server
LicenseGPLv2[3] Edit this at Wikidata

Cherokee is an open-source cross-platform web server that runs on Linux, BSD variants, Solaris, OS X, and Windows. It is a lightweight,[4] high-performance[5] web server/reverse proxy licensed under the GNU General Public License. Its goal is to be fast and fully functional yet still light. Major features of Cherokee include a graphical administration interface named cherokee-admin, and a modular light-weight design.

Independent tests have shown Cherokee to be better performing than Apache[6][7] when serving up both static and dynamic content.

Cherokee is maintained and developed by an open source community.[8]


Web server features[edit]

Web applications[edit]

Configuration wizards are provided to automatically configure the web server to perform specific tasks, or run frameworks and applications. These provide support for: PHP through FastCGI, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, GlassFish, Django, Alfresco, GNU Mailman, .NET with Mono, rTorrent, Symfony, and Zend Engine, plus generic Video Streaming and uWSGI.[15]

Devices running Cherokee[edit]

During the last few years Cherokee has been adopted by numerous electronic device makes and IoT technology manufacturers. Some examples include GoPro action cameras and drones,[16] Xiaomi action cameras, Digi International's Internet of things kits,[17] ATN Corporation's high-end rifle scopes,[18] Defender's security cameras,[19] etc. Since Cherokee is Open Source Software and does not require manufacturers to license the code, there is no way to know how many companies are embedding Cherokee in their products.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cherokee - Ohloh". Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Cherokee Downloads". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  3. ^ "Cherokee license". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23.
  4. ^ Frommel, Oliver. "FEATHERWEIGHTS - Linux Magazine Online". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 11.04". 10 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Cherokee vs Apache Benchmarks". Dynamic Hosting. Archived from the original on 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  7. ^ "Cherokee vs Apache : An alternate web server". Craig Strong. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26.
  8. ^ Contributors and metrics about Cherokee Project
  9. ^ "TLS/SSL Cookbook". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  10. ^ "Virtual Servers". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  11. ^ "Supported authentication mechanisms". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  12. ^ "Supported logging styles". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  13. ^ "Cherokee uWSGI support". Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  14. ^ "Application deployment with Cherokee Market". Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  15. ^ "Recipes for specific tasks". Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  16. ^ "GoPro: Open Source Software".
  17. ^ "Digi ConnectCard i.MX28" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Hacking the ATN X-sight".
  19. ^ "Wi-Fi камера Multicam Defender WF-10HD".

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