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Mongrel2: The Language Agnostic Web Server

Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies.


  • Language Agnostic with a simple backend protocol supporting 17 languages and platforms all written by Mongrel2 fans.
  • Modern Browser Friendly designed to handle HTTP, Flash XMLSockets, or WebSockets, Long Polling on the same socket transparently.
  • ZeroMQ Enabled as well as HTTP proxy support so it works with what you have already while giving you new super powers.
  • Network Architecture Agnostic so you can carve your operations up any way that reduces costs.
  • N:M Messaging Patterns means you can have any N handlers answer to any M browsers arbitrarily, but still easy to do plain request/response.
  • Automation Loving Configs that are easily accessible via any programming language with a Model-View-Controller design.
  • Modern Internal Design using the Mongrel 1 HTTP parser powering many big companies with a proven security track record, event based I/O, fast coroutines to handle that I/O, and smart reasonable defaults with zero configuration needed usually.
  • Documented, Documented, Documented. We document everything in a well written manual that shows you how to use every feature.
  • BSD Licensed and all with a BSD 3-clause license.
  • Tir -- An official framework written in Lua that shows how to use Mongrel2 to create other frameworks for PHP, Python, etc.


mongrel2 is now v1.12.0 as of Wed Jul 04 2018:


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