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.

lighttpd wiki and documentation



February 10, 2023

Important changes

  • bugfixes, portability


Future Scheduled Behavior Changes:

  • lighttpd 1.4.68 builds common modules into the lighttpd base executable.
    Separate dynamic modules are still built for the benefit of existing
    packaging scripts in various distributions, but those modules are not used.
    A future version of lighttpd will omit building separate modules for:
    mod_access mod_alias mod_evhost mod_expire mod_fastcgi mod_indexfile
    mod_redirect mod_rewrite mod_scgi mod_setenv mod_simple_vhost mod_staticfile