A secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments

What is lighttpd?

lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems.

lighttpd is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.

Who Uses lighttpd?

15 companies use lighttpd including WhatsApp, Frame, and Fusionbox.

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Why people like lighttpd

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lighttpd's alternatives

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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