WWW FAQ: Macintosh Servers

Macintosh Servers

WebSTAR is an "industrial-strength" commercial World Wide Web server from StarNine, Inc. (URL is <URL:http://www.starnine.com/> ).
MacHTTP <URL:http://www.starnine.com/machttp/machttpsoft.html> is a freely available web server for the Macintosh. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions posting dedicated to MacHTTP: <URL:http://arpp1.carleton.ca/machttp/doc/>
Mac Common Lisp Server
A server written in Mac Common Lisp (URL is <URL:http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/iiip/doc/cl-http/home-page.html> ) is now available. The Mac Common Lisp server supports extension of the server with object-oriented Lisp code and is freely available, including source.
http4mac is a simple, free web server for the Macintosh. <URL:>
NetPresenz is a very inexpensive package for the Macintosh that is capable of serving three protocols: FTP, HTTP, and gopher. CGI programming and other new features have been added recently. Formerly known as FTPd. <URL:http://www.share.com/peterlewis/>
InterServer Publisher
<URL:http://www.intercon.com/newpi/InterServerP.html>, is a commercial web, FTP, and gopher server for the Macintosh. It emphasizes ease of configuration but also supports configuration through AppleScript. The server also offers a server-side HTML extension which supports hit counters, image maps, and directory listings as standard features. A 30-day demo is available by anonymous ftp from ftp.intercon.com in the /intercon/sales/Mac/Demo_Software/ directory.
Enhanced Mosaic
Enhanced Mosaic, from Spyglass, Incorporated, is the commercial version of NCSA Mosaic. Spyglass does sell the browser directly to the public, although you can download an evaluation version to try it out; instead, they seek to license it to various OEMs. You can learn more about their licensing arrangements and the existing licensees from the Spyglass home page (URL is <URL:http://www.spyglass.com/> ).
Common Lisp Hypermedia Server (CL-HTTP)
The CL-HTTP server <URL:http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/iiip/doc/cl-http/server.html> is a web server written entirely in Common Lisp. It is available on many platforms, and can be programmed at a remarkably high level, using Lisp code to generate much of the output of the server. An interesting option when development time is limited.

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