Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility -- all of these describe lighttpd (pron. lighty) which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, SCGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) lighttpd is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license.

Web 2.0

lighttpd powers several popular Web 2.0 sites. Its high speed io-infrastructure allows them to scale several times better with the same hardware than with alternative web-servers.

This fast web server and its development team create a web-server with the needs of the future web in mind:

Its event-driven architecture is optimized for a large number of parallel connections (keep-alive) which is important for high performance AJAX applications.



October 31, 2016

Important changes

  • improve FastCGI, SCGI, proxy reconnect on failure
  • bug fixes



  • improvements
    • improve FastCGI, SCGI, proxy reconnect on failure
    • build systems: do not build modules for which dependencies are not present
    • autobuild: use CC_FOR_BUILD for lemon when cross-compiling
    • config: warn if mod_authn_ldap,mysql not listed
    • config file remote IP conditions are valid for TLS SNI
    • mod_deflate ignore trailing ‘*’ in deflate.mimetypes
    • mod_deflate skip deflate if loadavg too high
    • mod_accesslog %{ratio}n logs compression ratio
    • mod_expire by mimetype
    • mod_evhost partial matching patterns
    • mod_dirlisting config header and readme files
  • bug fixes
    • fix potential tempfile corruption with streaming response
    • fix fd leak when using libev (1.4.42)
    • fix ssl client certificate authentication segfaults (1.4.42)
    • fix mod_scgi prefix matching to always match url