lighttpd (pronounced /lighty/) is a secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web server that has been optimized for high-performance environments. lighttpd uses memory and CPU efficiently and has lower resource use than other popular web servers. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and much more) make lighttpd the perfect web server for all systems, small and large. lighttpd is released under the Open Source revised BSD license.

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May 27, 2023

Important changes

  • bugfixes and portability; HTTP/2 support separated to mod_h2 module


Behavior Changes (previously announced):

  • http/2 support will be split out into optional separate module (mod_h2)
    (static builds will need to list mod_h2 in plugin-static.h to include mod_h2)