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ONLamp: The lighttpd Web Server

Apr 09, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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