ONLamp: The lighttpd Web Server
Apr 09, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Lubanovic)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Until recently, Apache didn't have a serious open source rival.
In Netcraft's latest web server survey, we can see one emerging. As
always, Apache has the top spot, Microsoft's IIS is second, and the
ever-popular unknown is third. Fourth is Sun's Java Web Server
(formerly known as ONE, formerly iPlanet, formerly Netscape). But
at number five, serving about 1.4 million sites, is something
called lighttpd. Where did that come from? We'll look into
lighttpd's history, basic installation and configuration, and some
visions of the future.
"You can pronounce it lite-tee-pee-dee or, with less spitting,
lighty. However you say/spray it, you'll find lots of information
on its web site, wiki, blog, or forums..."