Cherokee (web server)

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Cherokee Web Server
Original author(s) Álvaro López Ortega, Cherokee Project
Stable release
1.2.103 / April 21, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-04-21)
Written in C, Python and JavaScript[1]
Operating system Cross-platform [2]
Available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Catalan, Galician
Type Web server
License GPLv2[3]

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[15][edit]

Configuration wizards are provided to automatically configure the web server to perform specific tasks, or run frameworks and applications. These provide support for:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cherokee - Ohloh". Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cherokee Downloads". Cherokee project. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Cherokee license". 
  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. 
  6. ^ "Cherokee vs Apache Benchmarks". Dynamic Hosting. 
  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". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Recipes for specific tasks". Retrieved 2010-09-16. 

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