apex web server

apex is a Perl-based web server that is very easy to use

Link System  Format Version Date Size
Download Windows .exe 0.6.0 2006-03-15  3695 KB
Download Unix .tar.gz 0.6.0 2006-03-15 1107 KB

Note: Download links redirect to download pages on SourceForge.net

apex features for sysadmins:

  • ease of use and simplified administration
  • lots of configuration examples
  • basic CGI commands can be placed inside the configuration file
  • auto-home-page feature creates a default index page automatically based on comments in the configuration file
  • password-protected links using basic authentication
  • password-protected directory listings
  • new! initial support for CGI.pm

apex enables you to:

  • manage a home page by adding lines to the server's config file
  • safely list password-protected directories and/or files
  • alias your links to hide directory paths
  • easily test your CGI commands

runs on Windows as well as Unix.

apex is free software distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Why another web server?

Apache is fast, but sometimes all you need is quick!
   apex installs instantly and configures quickly. The auto-home-page feature makes it an easy task to set up a simple web interface with a few links (even password- protected ones). A less complex, more task-focused design allows basic services to become web-enabled, safely and quickly. No CGI knowledge is required for basic tasks.

apex Copyright (C) 2005  Joe Kohut   apex A Perl EXperiment