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Web server optimized for high-performance environments

'lighttpd' is a secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible Web server which has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other Web servers, and it takes care of CPU load. It has an advanced feature set that includes FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting, and much more.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey8 November 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jan Kneschke Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpBug Tracking
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL
Weak prerequisitepcre
Weak prerequisitezlib
Weak prerequisitebzip2
Weak prerequisiteOpenLDAP

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 February 2018.


"Development" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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