Simple Header-Only Webserver¶
SHOW is designed to be an idiomatic library for standalone webserver applications written for modern C++. SHOW is simple in the same way the standard library is simple — it doesn’t make any design decisions for the programmer, instead giving them a set of primitives for building an HTTP web application.
Both HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 are supported. SHOW assumes a modern approach to application hosting, and is intended to be run behind a full reverse proxy such as NGINX. As such, SHOW will not support HTTP/2 or TLS (HTTPS). Instead, you should write your applications to serve local HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 requests.
SHOW is released under the zlib license. C++11 support and a POSIX operating system (or POSIX compatibility layer) are required.