Download Mako Server Documentation and Tutorials

Keep in mind that the Mako Server is developed by using the Barracuda Application Server library and provides the same Lua programming API as the Barracuda Application Server. The complete Barracuda Application Server manual is included in the download below.

Online Documentation

Documentation URL:

Download Documentation and Tutorials

Lua Server Pages Tutorial

The tutorials include:

  • HTML Forms and LSP for Beginners:
    In this tutorial, we look into the basics of server side web scripting and how you can use HTML forms for sending data from the browser to the server.

  • Ajax For Beginners:
    This tutorial provides a working example for the article App Servers and Lua Scripting Speed Rich Web Applications for Small Devices.

  • Create high-level secure socket applications using the high-level socket library.

  • WebSocket for Beginners.

  • Use the HTTP client library for IoT and M2M communication.

  • Send e-mails using the SMTP library.

Downloading and getting started with the tutorials

Note: the Mako Server download includes a script that automates downloading, unpacking, and running the tutorials. You can use this script to download and run the tutorials or you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the ZIP file (includes Barracuda App Server Documentation)
  2. Unzip in the same directory you installed the Mako Server
  3. Load all tutorials as follows:
    ./mako \

Online Tutorials

A copy of the Lua tutorials are available online.