Open-source Go projects categorized as HTTP

Top 23 Go HTTP Projects

  • Caddy

    Fast and extensible multi-platform HTTP/1-2-3 web server with automatic HTTPS

    Project mention: Empowering Caddy: User Friendliness with Case-Insensitive Caddyfiles | dev.to | 2023-11-25

    An interesting project that I recently contributed to is Caddy, a fast and extensible multi-platform HTTP/1-2-3 web server with automatic HTTPS, written in the language I'm currently exploring, Golang. My contribution and pull request address case-insensitive support to special prefixes in the Caddyfile, along with the ability to recognize files with a '.caddyfile' suffix, all inspired by a reported issue.

  • nps

    一款轻量级、高性能、功能强大的内网穿透代理服务器。支持tcp、udp、socks5、http等几乎所有流量转发,可用来访问内网网站、本地支付接口调试、ssh访问、远程桌面,内网dns解析、内网socks5代理等等……,并带有功能强大的web管理端。a lightweight, high-performance, powerful intranet penetration proxy server, with a powerful web management terminal. (by ehang-io)

    Project mention: Pi-hole in either free cloud or double NAT? | /r/pihole | 2022-12-16

    A quick google search of 内网穿透 yields me this repo which was recommended over frp for its simplicity to setup. You will need a VPS (free cloud is fine) that has a static public IP, download the NPS server on that VPS, configure it, change the default login (username: admin password: 123). then download the NPS client on your pi-hole device, configure it to forward ports you like (I think it by default forward port 80 and 443, remember to look at the conf).

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • Vegeta

    HTTP load testing tool and library. It's over 9000!

    Project mention: Deep-dive into Vegeta - HTTP load testing tool and library | dev.to | 2023-10-30

    To install vegeta, grab the right download url from https://github.com/tsenart/vegeta/releases/tag/v12.11.1 and download using the below command.

  • kratos

    Your ultimate Go microservices framework for the cloud-native era.

  • httprouter

    A high performance HTTP request router that scales well

    Project mention: Authentication system using Golang and Sveltekit - Initialization and setup | dev.to | 2023-06-02

    Following the completion of the series — Secure and performant full-stack authentication system using rust (actix-web) and sveltekit and Secure and performant full-stack authentication system using Python (Django) and SvelteKit — I felt I should keep the streak by building an equivalent system in PURE go with very minimal external dependencies. We won't use any fancy web framework apart from httprouter and other basic dependencies including a database driver (pq), and redis client. As usual, we'll be using SvelteKit at the front end, favouring JSDoc instead of TypeScript. The combination is ecstatic!

  • chi

    lightweight, idiomatic and composable router for building Go HTTP services

    Project mention: newbie here looking for a framework | /r/golang | 2023-10-03

    For HTTP I'd look at Chi https://github.com/go-chi/chi

  • goproxy

    🔥 Proxy is a high performance HTTP(S) proxies, SOCKS5 proxies,WEBSOCKET, TCP, UDP proxy server implemented by golang. Now, it supports chain-style proxies,nat forwarding in different lan,TCP/UDP port forwarding, SSH forwarding.Proxy是golang实现的高性能http,https,websocket,tcp,socks5代理服务器,支持内网穿透,链式代理,通讯加密,智能HTTP,SOCKS5代理,黑白名单,限速,限流量,限连接数,跨平台,KCP支持,认证API。

    Project mention: HTTP client using multiple proxies | /r/golang | 2023-02-18

    Are you looking to do proxy chaining? If so, something like https://github.com/snail007/goproxy may help. It's likely overkill for your situation, but it supports chaining.

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  • wuzz

    Interactive cli tool for HTTP inspection

  • chisel

    A fast TCP/UDP tunnel over HTTP

    Project mention: Ask HN: What's the big deal with Go (Golang)? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-10-12

    I love it in the context of hacking actually. When working on HackTheBox machines or other CTFs you sometimes need to deploy tools onto the machine like these:

    * https://github.com/jpillora/chisel

  • up

    Deploy infinitely scalable serverless apps, apis, and sites in seconds to AWS.

    Project mention: Streamline Your Serverless Development with These Top 10 Powerhouse Tools | dev.to | 2023-01-02

    Apex is an open-source tool that makes it easy to build and deploy serverless applications on AWS. It's a great tool for any serverless developer, as it simplifies the process of building and deploying serverless applications, making it easier to focus on writing code.

  • RoadRunner

    🤯 High-performance PHP application server, process manager written in Go and powered with plugins

    Project mention: RoadRunner: High performance PHP app server, load balancer and process manager | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-08

    why link to the old URL when linking to its redirected one is less confusing?

    https://github.com/roadrunner-server/roadrunner#readme (MIT)

  • sliver

    Adversary Emulation Framework

    Project mention: With VPN's such as Twin Gate and TailScale, why open ports to expose services to the internet? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-07-05

    IDK if you are too young to remember the fallout from Snowden, but the Kremlin threw out entire rooms computers and for a time used actual typewriters. Because those computers had, more or less, twingate connectors on them. That's a bit of a rich example, but you're essentially installing what sliver calls an implant, what meterpreter calls a payload, and what Cobalt Strike calls a beacon. It's cool if you want to, but there's no need when you can just open a port with the same technology a Fortune 50 does.

  • httpx

    httpx is a fast and multi-purpose HTTP toolkit that allows running multiple probes using the retryablehttp library. (by projectdiscovery)

    Project mention: 5 Awesome Go Projects To Know Before You Die | /r/golang | 2023-05-05

    Httpx: https://github.com/projectdiscovery/httpx

  • hetty

    An HTTP toolkit for security research.

  • easegress

    A Cloud Native traffic orchestration system

    Project mention: Thoughts on new tool - easegress - 5k stars in 8 months | /r/kubernetes | 2023-03-03

    Since there is no discussion on reddit, wanted to get people's thoughts on a relatively new project easegress which looks to have gained a lot of stars. Seems interesting and something that can't easily be compared to any other individual tool since it combines a lot of features in one.

  • bombardier

    Fast cross-platform HTTP benchmarking tool written in Go

    Project mention: Discussion: Are we entering the golden age of hacking, where software written by language models that "looks correct" to the lazy human operator is used despite being full of vulnerabilities? | /r/hacking | 2023-03-22

    Why? There is a ready script for that https://github.com/codesenberg/bombardier

  • script

    Making it easy to write shell-like scripts in Go

    Project mention: GNU Parallel, where have you been all my life? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-21

    I use Go. You can run scripts with go run directly, and this package makes shell tasks easy: https://github.com/bitfield/script

  • hertz

    Go HTTP framework with high-performance and strong-extensibility for building micro-services.

    Project mention: Cloudwego/Hertz: Go HTTP framework from ByteDance | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-02
  • HTTPLab

    The interactive web server

  • req

    Simple Go HTTP client with Black Magic (by imroc)

  • plow

    A high-performance HTTP benchmarking tool that includes a real-time web UI and terminal display

  • statik

    Embed files into a Go executable

  • sish

    HTTP(S)/WS(S)/TCP Tunnels to localhost using only SSH.

    Project mention: How We Converted a GitHub Tool Into a General Purpose Webhook Proxy to Supercharge Our Integration Development | dev.to | 2023-04-21

    Tunneling services can be considered as a solution in some cases. Services like ngrok, frp, localtunnel and sish create a public endpoint that tunnels communication to your local endpoint via a tunnel client.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-25.

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What are some of the best open-source HTTP projects in Go? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Caddy 50,711
2 nps 27,676
3 Vegeta 22,160
4 kratos 21,719
5 httprouter 15,932
6 chi 15,900
7 goproxy 14,591
8 wuzz 10,393
9 chisel 10,184
10 up 8,748
11 RoadRunner 7,472
12 sliver 6,884
13 httpx 6,131
14 hetty 5,807
15 easegress 5,575
16 bombardier 4,880
17 script 4,708
18 hertz 4,341
19 HTTPLab 3,928
20 req 3,760
21 plow 3,691
22 statik 3,676
23 sish 3,588
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