IBM OS/2 Web Servers
While OS/2 can take advantage of most Windows software, native
OS/2 web servers perform better in the OS/2 environment.
In addition to consulting the list of servers below,
be sure to check out Don Meyer's excellent
HTTPD for OS/2 page <URL:http://w3.ag.uiuc.edu/DLM/HTTPDforOS2.html>,
which provided much of the information for the latest update of this section.
- goserve for OS/2
- goserve (URL is <URL:http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/goserve/> )
is a one-piece World Wide Web and Gopher for OS/2. Designed for
ease of installation.
- An OS/2 server based on NCSA's Unix HTTPD, ported by Frankie Fan. See
the home page (URL is
ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/kf/kfan/overview.html ) for details, or
fetch the package by anonymous FTP from ftp.netcom.com in the
IBM Internet Connection Server for OS/2
- The IBM Internet Connection Server is a commercial product,
and requires the High Performance File System (HPFS).
OS2WWW is a shareware server for OS/2. OS2WWW, like OS2HTTPD, is a port
of the NCSA Unix HTTPD. However, OS2WWW has been rewritten to take
advantage of OS/2 "threads" instead of creating a new process for
every new connection, and performance should be better than that
of OS2WWW. <URL:http://w3.ag.uiuc.edu/DLM/HTTPDforOS2.shtml#OS2WWW>
- Apache for OS/2
- A port of the popular freeware Apache server for Unix,
Apache for OS/2 offers many of the same features.
W3 HTTPD with Proxy Support
An OS/2 port of the W3 Consortium HTTPD server (originally developed
by CERN) is now available for OS/2. This is currently the only
OS/2 server capable to serve as a proxy.
World Wide Web FAQ