Lighttpd Web Server

lhttpd logoLIGHTTPD (pronounced by Lighty) is an opensource webserver for Security, Speed, compliance and flexibility. Its been optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint, effective management of CPU load and advanced features like FastCGI, SCGI, Auth, Output compression and URL rewriting; lighttpd is the perfect solution for servers suffering from load problems.

lighttpd powers several popular Web 2.0 sites like YouTube, Wikipedia and Meebo. Its high speed io-infrastructure allows them to scale several times better with the same hardware than with alternative web-servers. Its event-driven architecture is optimized for a large number of parallel connections (keep-alive) which is important for high performance AJAX applications.

You can check the Lighty benchmark here.

You may be interested in some of the Lighty extension projects,

Lighty2Go – Portable Lighty webserver configured with MySQL and PHP stack.

yPortableWS – Portable Lighty Webserver with MySQL and PHP stack.

WLMP Project – Windows based Lighty with MySQL database server and PHP support.

Apache Open Source Projects – Part 1

The Apache Software Foundation is not only famous for its Open source Web Server, it has more open source projects. In this post we will look into some of its cool projects.

HTTP Server

Its a widely used and most popular web server; supports differentoperating systems. Since it is an open source software, hosting your web site in this web server will cost you less. This web server supports several server side programing languages which includes PHP, Perl, Python, .Net and Ruby.


Apache AntAnt is a tool to build Java applications. Its is similar to the Make, theonly difference between these is Ant uses XML to describe the build process where Make uses make file. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications.




Apache Directory Server LogoThis project provides Directory solutions which includes a LDAPv3 compatible Directory Server and a Directory Studio. The Directory Server supports Kerberos 5 and Change Password Protocol. The Directory Studio contains LDAP tools which can be used with any LDAP servers.

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