Projects / Hiawatha


Hiawatha is a secure and advanced Web server for Unix. It has been written with security as its main goal. It features advanced access control, prevention of SQL injection and cross-site scripting, banning of clients who try such exploits, the ability to run CGIs under any UID/GID you want, and many other features. These features make Hiawatha an interesting Web server for those who need more security than what the other available Web servers are offering. Hiawatha is also fast and easy to configure.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  23 Apr 2014 20:51

    Release Notes: Removes support for request monitoring and adds support for CGI statistics by the Hiawatha Monitor.

    •  05 Nov 2013 22:09

      Release Notes: This version brings support for elliptic curve cryptography and improved support for forward security.

      •  23 Jun 2013 12:03

        Release Notes: This release adds only small changes, but is worth the upgrade.

        •  15 Apr 2013 16:53

          Release Notes: This release has an answer to the BEAST attack and the recently discovered RC4 problem. It also offers protection against uploaded malware.

          •  28 Mar 2013 16:03

            Release Notes: Connections are now handled via a thread pool instead of creating them upon a new connection, and the URL Toolkit has been improved.

            Recent comments

            01 Sep 2009 14:40 sharljimhtsin

            In windows ,the program asks the file that auto-generate by itself to be owned by user ROOT, but i logged as administrator.

            06 Jul 2009 10:01 hsleisink

            No, the ZIP file is oke. It's probably your connection which is too slow. The webserver is protected against clients who read to slow and therefor keep connections open for too long. Please, try again via a faster connection (+50kb/s).

            01 Jul 2009 00:12 m3lvm

            The windows Zip file is faulty

            28 Sep 2007 01:45 hsleisink

            Windows package
            The Windows package was build incorrectly. If you downloaded the package before september 28th 10:30h +0200 and experienced problems, please redownload the package. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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