Embedthis GoAhead™ Design Goals

The goal of GoAhead is to create the simplest, little web server that is easy to embed.

This requires that GoAhead be:

  1. Very compact and efficient with memory
  2. Fast with low request latency
  3. Robust and secure
  4. Easy to build and embed

GoAhead was specifically designed to handle small loads exceptionally well. An explicit goal was NOT to create a single, monolithic, enterprise web server like Apache for tens of thousands of simultaneous users with multiple web applications. Rather, GoAhead is designed to be highly efficient when hosting smaller web applications or communications tasks. It is exceptionally fast and will serve file requests in less than a millisecond.

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