Monkey HTTP Server
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Monkey Server

Monkey is a fast and lightweight Web Server for Linux. It has been designed to be very scalable with low memory and CPU consumption, the perfect solution for Embedded Linux and high end production environments.

Besides the common features as HTTP server, it expose a flexible C API which aims to behave as a fully HTTP development framework, so it can be extended as desired through the plugins interface.

For more details please refer to the official documentation.


  • HTTP/1.1 Compliant
  • Hybrid Networking Model: Asynchronous mode + fixed Threads
  • Indented configuration style
  • Versatile plugin subsystem / API
  • x86, x86_64 & ARM compatible
  • More features:
    • SSL
    • IPv6
    • Basic Auth
    • Log writer
    • Security
    • Directory Listing
    • CGI
    • FastCGI
    • Much more!
  • Embeddable as a shared library


When building Monkey it needs:

  • CMake >= 2.8
  • Glibc >= 2.5
  • GNU C Compiler >= 3.2

Monkey requires the following components on runtime:

  • Linux Kernel >= 2.6.32
  • Pthreads support

Writing Scalable Web Services

If you are interested into use Monkey as a base platform build scalable web services, we recommend you check our Duda I/O project made for that purpose.

Join us!

Monkey is an open organization so we want to hear about you, we continue growing and you can be part of it!, you can reach us at:

If you want to get involved, please also refer to our Contributing guidelines.


Eduardo Silva