Monkey HTTP Server

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Monkey HTTP Server
Initial release 2001
Stable release 1.6.2 / 2 September 2015; 11 months ago (2015-09-02)[1]
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Type Web server
License Apache License v2.0

Monkey HTTP Server is an optimized web server for Linux, designed to make the most of the Linux kernel in terms of specific system calls and optimization to achieve a high performance under high load. It is HTTP/1.1 compliant (RFC 2616) and supports common features such as IPv6, TLS, Virtual Hosts, CGI, FastCGI, Directory Listing, Security Rules, etc.

The server is designed as a small core extensible through the plugin interface. The binary size of Monkey is around 100 KB and around 250 KB on runtime depending on the loaded plugins. Monkey can perform well on x86 and x86-64, and ARM architectures running Linux embedded variants.

Open source[edit]

Monkey born on 2001 as an open source project, its currently licensed under the Apache License v2. Monkey community is well established and available through the mailing list or in the Freenode IRC channel #monkey.

Google Summer of Code[edit]

On 2012 and 2013, Monkey Project participated in the Google Summer of Code program as a mentoring organization, where students from different countries have worked together with mentors team performing code contributions for the HTTP stack and general extensions in an internship mode.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release: Monkey HTTP Server v1.6.2". 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 

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