Caddy Alternatives

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Posts with mentions or reviews of Caddy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-19.
  • Caddy Server 簡介 | 2021-10-24
  • Nim Version 1.6 Released | 2021-10-19
    How to run those benchmarks?

    At that Nim release page:

    Is link to this benchmark:

    Where nim is 2nd with 200k req/s, but it is using httpbeast:

    That says it would be more useful to use jester:

    Jester has 150k req/s.

    But, when looking at these:

    dragon, actix etc has about 600k req/s .

    Also redbean has about 600k req/s, when I tested:

    I tested like this:

    git clone

    cd wrk

    ./wrk -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip' -t 12 -c 120

    When I tested v2, it did show about 800k req/s.

    It would be very helpful to know how those benchmarks are actually done, so that I could compare what is actually fastest in real world, and not just use some for benchmark tested winning non-realistic code.

  • Guide - Reverse Proxy Jellyfin Server Windows | 2021-10-18
    Download Caddy from here:
  • Comparing the best web servers: Caddy, Apache, and Nginx | 2021-10-13
    Caddy is an open source web server platform designed to be simple, easy to use, and secure. Written in Go with zero dependencies, Caddy is easy to download and runs on almost every platform that Go compiles on. | 2021-10-13
    Installing Caddy is quite straightforward. Simply download the static binary for your preferred platform on GitHub or follow the instructions on the installation document. To launch the Caddy server daemon, run caddy run in the terminal. However, nothing will happen without a configuration file.
  • Simple browser based file server | 2021-10-10
  • Having trouble finding the most lazy-proof way of managing my LetsEncrypt certs
    Yeah, I recommend - super easy once it's set up.
  • Today is a glorious day for self-hosters!
    For personal use I can give a big recommendation for - it is dead easy to setup, configure, and it handles certificates for you ;)
  • Hiawatha Webserver | 2021-10-04
    Wow, this is a relic of another time. Seems like most of the features date from the 2000s, when XSLT was a thing, or the 2010s. The name is also obviously a pun on Apache webserver, the defacto standard at that time.

    In the meantime, web servers got more slim, routers for actual FCGI or reverse proxied HTTP applications behind. Lighttpd and nginx were pioneering in that direction in the 2010s, and while I never heard about hiawatha, I guess it falls in the similar direction (having FastCGI already 2006).

    Another funny thing is that nowadays, when people say "security" along with "webserver", they mostly mean something like integrated certbot ("automatic HTTPS"), like does.

  • Manage your meetings like a boss with self-hosted calender | 2021-10-02
    Deployment will be handled in a declarative way through Synpse. Incoming traffic will be handled by Caddy server which will terminate HTTPS (it will also automatically retrieve TLS certificates for you) and route traffic to Calendso.
  • Why don't website plugin SaaS products offer custom hostnames to prevent blocking? | 2021-10-01
    We use this
  • Reverse proxy providers? | 2021-10-01
  • Caddy, freedns and home routers
    See e.g. or or the discussion in which lists pretty much exactly my configuration (just with a target IP instead of a target container name) as working.
  • Do you handle TLS/HTTPS termination in go code, or relly on another service (NGINX, Load Balancer, F5, Heroku, PaaS, etc)? | 2021-09-29
    Or use Caddy.
  • Completed my Django project. How do I get the SSL certificate for the website? | 2021-09-26
    I think the simplest way to do this would be to use caddy as a reverse proxy.


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