ShimmerCat: fast web servers don't make fast websites

Develop fast-loading HTTPS+HTTP/2 websites with a tool for the purpose!

Are you a performance-conscious web developer? Then ShimmerCat is the tool for you. Unlike general purpose web servers, ShimmerCat seeks to dramatically reduce the amount of work that it takes to create a web application that loads in a fraction of the time.

Still not convinced? Do cats and timing information for your backend sound like a treat? Take a look below!

.info.   ... M31002 . .. Proxied (Appl. response status: 200) GET  /en/hello/ time to headers: 0 seconds 11.823506 milliseconds
Cat: a treat-seeking missile.
.attent. ... M21022 . .. Pushed stream 22 with label /css/theme2014.css was rejected

In the free version:

plus the basics:

  • Content-based etags,
  • Completely event-based architecture (PFE)
  • HTTP/1.1 and FastCGI reverse-proxy for applications,
  • Serve assets gzip-compressed, keep them on a transparent cache,
  • "A" support for HTTPS with only secure suites,
  • CHACHA20_POLY1305 encryption chosen by default,
  • 24/7 commercial support.

It's all dead-simple to use:

  • Four lines of configuration for a "hello world" project (see below),
  • Fourteen lines of configuration used in development, staging and deployment for this website,
  • Eleven lines of configuration for our Discourse forum.
You can use the free version for as long as you want. However, ShimmerCat is (finally) a web server you support with your wallet!

Check our YouTube channel for some videos on general HTTP and networking topics!
Did you know that we have a forum?