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Lighttpd Webserver Installation in Debian

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license.

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I keep hearing about

I keep hearing about lighttpd and noticing it on some web pages (usually home server powered). I might give it a try. It sounds interesting.

I remember sether (who

I remember sether (who Libervisco should remember) liked lighttpd. It does look much nicer than apache for a lighter system. I'll have to check how it copes (if at all) with things like php which apache has a module for.


Yeah I remember sether (he

Yeah I remember sether (he is Olive on forums). I wonder where he is lately...

I remember supermike

I remember supermike mentioning it in connection with his "xul rich client" stuff
lighttpd definately seams interesting

Reading the lighttpd docs it

Reading the lighttpd docs it does seem that it can handle PHP - so it'll have to have a look at it for my server.

Yeah, but it will probably

Yeah, but it will probably depend alot on a given php application wether it will work or not. Most are designed with Apache and (God forbid) IIS in mind.

I'd say lighttpd is best for plain html and custom php pages, not big CMS systems.

I doubt there are many (if

I doubt there are many (if any) noteworthy non-portable php scripts around, but I am sure almost all were developed on apache...
(I started php on Xitami at the time which is pretty light and worked fine, although I never tried anything big 3rd party; I haven't seen any apache-specific code in osCommerce, which I have gotten into)

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