monkey  1.6.9
About: Monkey is a small, fast and lightweight web server (suited for embedded devices).
  Fossies Dox: monkey-1.6.9.tar.gz  ("inofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

monkey Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies monkey-1.6.9.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

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