Install Lighttpd 1.4.39 Web Server on Linux

Lighttpd is an open source web server originally written by Jan Kneschke which is an alternative of the most popular webserver Apache. Lighttpd giving better performance such as speed, Security, compliance and flexibility compare with other web servers. it was designed and optimized for high performance environments with low memory & CPU utilization. Lighttpd support FastCGI which was widely using for dynamic websites. Lighttpd is handle 10000 connections in parallel on one server without any issue based on your server configuration. The latest version of Lighttpd 1.4.39 released on January 02, 2016. Alternatively you can install Nginx & Apache web servers.

1) Install Lighttpd on CentOS, RHEL & SL Systems

We can easily install latest version of Lighttpd by enabling EPEL Repository.

# yum install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi

1) Install Lighttpd on Linux Systems

We can easily install lighttpd to all Linux distributions from distribution official repository.

# Upto Fedora 21 #
# yum install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi

# Fedora 22 & later #
# dnf install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi

# For openSUSE & suse #
# zypper install lighttpd

# For Ubuntu, Debian & Mint #
$ sudo apt-get install lighttpd

Checking Lighttpd version.

# For systemd systems #
# sytemctl start lighttpd

# For sysvinit systems #
# service lighttpd start

# Check Lighttpd version #
# lighttpd -version
lighttpd/1.4.39 (ssl) - a light and fast webserver
Build-Date: Jan  3 2016 15:48:14

Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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