a web server for developers

WorldWideWeb is loaded with FREE features that every developer will love:

Includes a free trial for PRO features.

What’s Everyone Saying?

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“WorldWideWeb’s killer feature is simplicity.”


“The true beauty of WorldWideWeb, however, is that you can preview sites on devices on your network.”

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“Incredibly helpful (beginner's perspective) … This is the simplest, cleanest, and least resource-hungry way to test out website development.”

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Version History

New features for automatic refresh including server monitoring, reconnect, and modification status bar. Added PRO features with free trial.

WorldWideWeb 2.0

May 2023


  • Auto refresh improved:
    • Navigating back now automatically reconnects
    • Switching website folders will reload browser and reconnect
    • The file that caused the refresh is shown in browser status bar
  • PRO features added:
    • Automatic refresh on both macOS and iOS
    • Recent folders on macOS
    • Secure context on iOS
    • Free trial for all PRO features


  • The server keeps running after a new Website Folder is selected
  • Dropping a folder on the Dock or main window starts the server after setting the Website Folder
  • The server now starts when launched from the command line:
    • $ open -a WorldWideWeb /path/to/website && open "http://localhost:8080"

WorldWideWeb 1.0.2

October 2022


  • Fixed an issue with “.js” files not being recognized for auto refresh
  • Fixed a problem with folders that had hundreds of HTML/CSS/JavaScript files
  • The auto-refresh script now gets injected after html and DOCTYPE elements if there is no head element
  • Fixed a problem with accessing resources after an address bind error


  • $TMPDIR path in Settings can now be selected & copied

WorldWideWeb 1.0.1

June 2022


  • New setting to automatically refresh browser when changes are detected
  • The POST method no longer generates a directory listing and then a crash


  • Long server names no longer change the window width
  • Added a command line option to disable Bonjour
  • Parent folders are added to recent items if duplicates are detected
  • Added support for dragging folders:
    • To the Website Folder of the window
    • Onto the Dock icon


  • Fixed navigation and tab bar appearance on iOS 14
  • Added documentation for running in the background
  • A tap & hold on Server URL now displays a share sheet

WorldWideWeb 1.0

June 2022

Initial Release.