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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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License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey8 November 2004

Leaders and contributors

Jan Kneschke Maintainer

Resources and communication

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HelpBug Tracking

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitezlib
Weak prerequisitebzip2
Weak prerequisiteOpenLDAP
Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL
Weak prerequisitepcre

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 February 2017.


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