GoAhead™ Embedded Web Server
GoAhead is the world's most popular tiny embedded web server and is deployed in hundreds of millions of devices. GoAhead is simple, compact and ideal for the the efficient hosting of embedded web applications. GoAhead is only 115K of code, yet provides a powerful and comprehensive set of features for secure web applications.
GoAhead has a strong set of features including: SSL, authentication, security limits, and logging. With these features, GoAhead can be easily embedded in your device to run web applications.
Compact and Efficient
GoAhead is optimized for hosting dynamic embedded web applications via an event driven, single-threaded core. It is very compact (115K code) and is especially effective in reducing the per-request memory overhead for web applications.
GoAhead has a strong set of features including: HTTP/1.1, SSL, TLS, basic,digest and web-form authentication, user/role based authorization, session state storage, CGI, sandbox resource limits, logging, and conditional configuration and compilation controls. With these features, GoAhead can be embedded in your device to effectively host embedded applications.
The GoAhead web server is the most widely deployed embedded web server. GoAhead is being used in hundreds of millions of devices including: networking equipment, telephony, factory automation, data acquisition, medical devices, mobile devices and consumer and office equipment.
GoAhead provides the following components:
- HTTP web server program
- HTTP library
- Flexible URI routing and rewriting
- Basic, Digest and web-form authentication
- Granular user authorization with role/ability management
- Local or PAM-based password stores
- Session state management
- CGI handler
- In-memory "C" handling of requests
- Secure Socket Layer support (SSL/TLS)
- Request trace and logging
- Complete documentation with samples
- Full source code
GoAhead is published in two editions:
- Embedthis GoAhead Enterprise Edition
- Embedthis GoAhead Community Edition
GoAhead Enterprise edition is a royalty free, commercially licensed edition with options for commercial maintenance and support. GoAhead Community edition is an open source licensed edition of GoAhead provided under the GPL license.
You may use GoAhead with either license. Please read Licensing for further details.
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