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Bauk HTTP Server

Bauk is a free, open-source, HTTP/1.1 high performance Web server which provides advanced features such as complete ASP-like scripting environment for Server-Side JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python and Tcl, portability to wide range of Unix-like operating systems, easy installation and management, security, configurability, efficiency, flexibility, and many other.

Bauk's advanced architecture and unique design provide high performance and many original features, i.e. ability to serve unlimited number of Virtual Hosts/simultaneous HTTP connections per single server process without performance loss.

Bauk HTTP Server has techologically advanced design and memory management (always returns memory to system) with integrated load balancing, which allow it to always operate at same, extreme speed, regardless of what load HTTP clients generate.

 Bauk 2.0.22

Free to download


Public Domain

Bauk Development Team


System Requirements

Manual, Forum

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Features include:

  • Full HTTP/1.1 and CGI/1.1 standard compliance
  • SSL/TLS Support - Support for SSL/TLS secure/encrypted HTTP connections
  • Static and Dynamic Content - Bauk provides complete ASP-like scripting environment for Server-Side JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python and Tcl
  • Does not relay/depend on any OS-specific features, ie. TCP based etc. to increase speed
  • Maintains same performance with any load and never degrades
  • Support for 32bit/64bit. Optimized for Single and Multi-Core CPU's
  • Single-Process Architecture
  • Advanced Memory Management - Bauk always returns memory to system. It does not hold unused memory but returns it to the system for further use. This feature allows agressive and most effective usage of memory
  • Unlimited number of HTTP connections / clients - serve thousands of simultaneous HTTP connections on single machine without impacting on speed
  • Virtual Host Support allows serving unlimited number of Virtual Hosts on a single machine without any performance penalty
  • Virtual Host Aliases - set additional names for a single Virtual Host
  • Host / Domain Name Matching
  • Dynamic Virtual Hosts - add/remove hosts on-the-fly simply by adding/removing a directory
  • RDP (Reverse Domain Path) Dynamic Virtual Hosts
  • URL Path define URL and path with type of access, ie. read, write, browse, execute, require HTTP authentication, define precisely type of access to server resources
  • Clean URLs - passing arguments by URL in form
  • Persistent/KeepAlive HTTP connections
  • GZIP compression - automatic on-the-fly content and file compression. Bauk's own GZIP library
  • HTTP authentication - virtualHost main and directory based authorization scripts
  • Content negotiation - by client language and charset
  • MIME types configuration
  • Configurable HTTP headers - configurable HTTP headers per MIME type
  • Configurable error documents - configurable error HTML pages, Web scripts and CGI scripts
  • Styled directory listings server generated directory listings with custom HTML header/footer and icons. Highly customizable, craft your own style and visual identity of site's dynamic directory listings
  • Built-in suexec wrapper CGI scripts and interpreters
  • Secure CGI scripts execution - identity, path, workdir verification, additional security options and limits
  • 3 security layers for CGI execution By URL limit to X-only, for RX-URL imply X-only for executable files, and limit to X-only by extension
  • Limits - set limits and control resource utilization:
    • CGI scripts - max simultaneous CGI processes, priority, max CGI execution time (duration), max CPU time, max memory
    • Network traffic VirtualHost I/O bandwidth control
    • Max connections per VirtualHost
    • Max connections per Client
  • Access restriction by IP address Forbid and allow-only
  • FileCache Set limit for FileCache and up to configured amount of ram Bauk retains recent files in cache and serves directly from memory
  • Fully configurable HTTP-log format - info available from over 50 variables, i.e. URL, path, served path, data length, client header variables, host specific info ie. connections, traffic, reply status, server status/errors, etc
  • Easy HTTP-log management
  • User/group server identity change
  • Chroot feature
  • Extensive configurability
  • Bauk's Configuration Script Language
  • HTTP authentication scripts - configure URL's and realms with authenticated users/passwords and IP's in VirtualHost's main and directory based authorization scripts
  • Forbid-IP scripts - Restrict access for listed IP's using VirtualHost's forbid-IP scripts
  • Easy administration
  • Flexibility

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