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Number of Ratings:   160
Number of Reviews:   3

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MM23 says:
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Fly light, fly fast -- lighttpd.  
4.0
   
written over 9 years ago

Lighttpd is light, fast, and unbloated, much like its chosen logo: a paper airplane. It has great Perl, Python, PHP, and even Ruby/Rails support through FastCGI. Though Apache can certainly do everything it can, lighttpd does it with significantly less overhead and memory usage, making it especially ideal for high-bandwidth websites which work primarily with large 1MB+ files.

My only qualm is the lack of .htaccess (a huge selling point for Apache) and its confusing and non-directory specific mod_rewrite implementation.

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Richard ... says:
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Good but could be better.  
4.0
   
written over 9 years ago

I really like the fact that the config file is much cleaner and easier to understand than some of the legacy HTTP servers. Its web serving, redefined! :)

The down side is that its FastCGI (i.e. Perl) handling is still pretty weak. Someone please show me how to run Perl CGI quickly on this web server!

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Richard

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dienaya says:
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Youtube uses it to serve video  
5.0
 
written almost 10 years ago

Nothing matches it in terms of scalability.

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Richard ... says:
6343d4d073c5c9309ffc802b1150f258?&s=58&rating=pg&d=http%3a%2f%2fopenhub.net%2fanon80
Good but could be better.  
4.0
   
written over 9 years ago

I really like the fact that the config file is much cleaner and easier to understand than some of the legacy HTTP servers. Its web serving, redefined! :)

The down side is that its FastCGI (i.e. Perl) handling is still pretty weak. Someone please show me how to run Perl CGI quickly on this web server!

Later...
Richard

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MM23 says:
1d38602aea0459fae8f983758001b27a?&s=58&rating=pg&d=http%3a%2f%2fopenhub.net%2fanon80
Fly light, fly fast -- lighttpd.  
4.0
   
written over 9 years ago

Lighttpd is light, fast, and unbloated, much like its chosen logo: a paper airplane. It has great Perl, Python, PHP, and even Ruby/Rails support through FastCGI. Though Apache can certainly do everything it can, lighttpd does it with significantly less overhead and memory usage, making it especially ideal for high-bandwidth websites which work primarily with large 1MB+ files.

My only qualm is the lack of .htaccess (a huge selling point for Apache) and its confusing and non-directory specific mod_rewrite implementation.

4 out of 4 users found the following review helpful.

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dienaya says:
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Youtube uses it to serve video  
5.0
 
written almost 10 years ago

Nothing matches it in terms of scalability.

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