New versions of the Hiawatha webserver and the Hiawatha Monitor have been released. The Monitor has had some major changes. The support for request monitoring has been removed and support for CGI statistics has been added. Of course, Hiawatha has been changed for that as well.

Other new things in Hiawatha are the EnforceFirstHostname option, which allows you to enforce the usage of a certain hostname for a virtual host, and the ScriptAlias, which does what it says. :)

Chris Wadge
24 April 2014, 06:07
Thanks, Hugo. Unofficial Debian builds are up: http://files.tuxhelp.org/hiawatha/
24 April 2014, 21:58
@Chris Wadge
Thanks for deb packaging
Chris Wadge
25 April 2014, 19:15
My pleasure.

BTW, a friend with more bandwidth than me is also tinkering with the idea of getting a full apt repository for my Hiawatha packages running. When/if he moves forward and gives the go-ahead, I'll make sure to let everybody know.
Brian Zerangue
5 May 2014, 17:49
@ChrisWadge - That would be phenomenal if you y'all got a full apt repo going!!!! Please keep us posted! Thank you for your work!
Chris Wadge
12 May 2014, 09:17
OK, my buddy Pål has his repository up and running to his satisfaction: http://apt.sparkz.no/

He'll have an index page up there eventually, probably later today, with instructions. But for now, I've written some up for you:


  • Install GPG apt-key:
    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keys.gnupg.net DC242980

  • Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list (or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.d/):
    deb http://apt.sparkz.no/debian/ squeeze main

  • sudo apt-get update
    aptitude update

  • sudo apt-get install hiawatha
    aptitude install hiawatha

Note that for technical reasons there are no weird i686 builds nor my one-off beta builds that occasionally crop up. If you want those you'll still need to visit http://files.tuxhelp.org/hiawatha/. We're both pretty busy cats, but we might work on getting the odd packages up there some day.

Thanks for the bandwidth, Pål!
Chris Wadge
12 May 2014, 09:21
A few notes in addendum:

  • Those packages are still my builds, no differences.
  • They're targeted at Squeeze, since it's LTS, but will work on Wheezy, Jessie, Sid, and probably most versions of Ubuntu.
  • Hiawatha is a clean package with almost no dependencies, so you could probably even install it on RH/CentOS/Fedora with alien. I mean I wouldn't, but...
Hugo Leisink
13 May 2014, 09:37
A link to the repository has been added to the download page. Many thanks, Pål.