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

76 companies reportedly use lighttpd in their tech stacks, including WhatsApp, Woolworths, and Thermeon Worldwide.

26 developers on StackShare have stated that they use lighttpd.

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Why developers like lighttpd?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use lighttpd

lighttpd Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to lighttpd?
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Microsoft IIS
Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
OpenResty (aka. ngx_openresty) is a full-fledged web application server by bundling the standard Nginx core, lots of 3rd-party Nginx modules, as well as most of their external dependencies.
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lighttpd's Followers
29 developers follow lighttpd to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Hoang Truong Minh
Allan Jarina
Irvin  Lopez
Harald Weber
Omar Khairat
Gerardo Calder贸n
Matt Shields
Yaron Shahrabani