Lighttpd is an open source web server originally written by Jan Kneschke, which is an alternative of the most popular web server 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.
Refer the LinuxTechNew.com website to know the latest release of Lighttpd.
1) How To Install Lighttpd on CentOS And RHEL Systems?
We can easily install the latest version of Lighttpd by enabling the EPEL repository on RHEL and CentOS systems.
# yum install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi
2) How To Install Lighttpd On Linux Systems?
We can easily install Lighttpd on Linux system from distribution official repository.
Fedora system, use DNF Command to install lighttpd.
$ sudo dnf install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi
$ sudo apt install lighttpd
Arch Linux based systems, use Pacman Command to install lighttpd.
$ sudo pacman -S lighttpd
openSUSE Leap system, use Zypper Command to install lighttpd.
$ sudo zypper install lighttpd
Once you have installed the Lighttpd package, use the following commands to start the service.
For systemd systems, run the following command.
# sytemctl start lighttpd or # systemctl start lighttpd.service
For SysVinit systems, run the following command.
# service lighttpd start or # /etc/init.d/start lighttpd
Run the following command to check the installed Lighttpd version in Linux.
# lighttpd -version lighttpd/1.4.39 (ssl) - a light and fast webserver Build-Date: Jan 3 2016 15:48:14