Programming language: C++
License: BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
Tags: Networking    
Latest version: v1.4.4

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Seasocks - A tiny embeddable C++ HTTP and WebSocket server

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  • Simple C++ API
  • Serves static content from disk
  • API for building WebSocket servers
  • Simple command line binary for quick serving of static files only
  • Supports newer Hybi-10 and Hybi-16 WebSockets as well as the older Hixie style.
  • Supports Linux and Windows

Stuff it doesn't do

  • It's not nearly as configurable as Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, Jetty, etc.
  • It provides only limited support for custom content generation (e.g. Servlets).
  • It has been designed for WebSocket based control.
  • It probably won't work on other systems (patches to support other systems would be welcome, but not a priority for us)

Getting started

Check out the tutorial on the wiki.

See src/app/c/ws_test.cpp for an example.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Seasocks README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.