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The open source, static web server with built-in preprocessing.
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What is Harp?

It is a production-ready web server. Rapidly build static sites and client-side applications using Markdown, Sass, CoffeeScript, and more—no configuration necessary.
Harp is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Harp is an open source tool with 5K GitHub stars and 373 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Harp's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Harp?

Harp's Features

  • Easy installation, easy to use
  • Fast and lightweight
  • Robust (clean urls, intelligent path redirects)
  • Built in pre-processing
  • First-class layout and partial support
  • Built in LRU caching in production mode
  • Can export assets to HTML/CSS/JS
  • Does not require a build steps or grunt task

Harp Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Harp?
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Microsoft IIS
Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
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