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h1. Configuration File Options

Here you will find a list of all available configuration lighttpd. They are grouped by module, and a link to each module configuration will provide with more detail information about each option, as well as examples, and other guidelines.

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h2. Lighttpd Core

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |_. details |
| connection.kbytes-per-second | limit the throughput for each single connection to the given limit in kbyte/s | [[lighttpd:Docs:TrafficShaping|Details]] |
| etag.use-inode | Determines if inode-value is used in ETag generation | [[etag.use-inodeDetails|Details]] |
| etag.use-mtime | Determines if mtime-value is used in ETag generation | [[etag.use-mtimeDetails|Details]] |
| etag.use-size | Determines if size-value is used in ETag generation | [[etag.use-sizeDetails|Details]] |
| index-file.names | list of files to search for if a directory is requested | [[index-file-names.Details|Details]] |
| mimetype.assign | list of known mimetype mappings | [[mimetype.assignDetails|Details]] |
| mimetype.use-xattr | try to use XFS-style extended attribute interface for retreiving the Content-Type | [[mimetype.use-xattrDetails|Details]] |
| server.bind | IP address, hostname or absolute path to the unix-domain socket | [[server.bindDetails|Details]] |
| server.chroot | root-directory of the server | [[server.chrootDetails|Details]] |
| server.core-files | enable core files | [[server.core-filesDetails|Details]] |
| server.dir-listing | enable/disable dir listing | [[lighttpd:Docs:ModDirlisting|Details]] |
| server.document-root | document-root of the webserver | [[server.document-rootDetails|Details]] |
| server.errorfile-prefix | path prefix for special status codes pages | [[server.errorfile-prefixDetails|Details]] |
| server.error-handler-404 | uri to call if the requested file results in a 404 | [[server.error-handler-404Details|Details]] |
| server.errorlog | pathname of the error-log | [[server.errorlogDetails|Details]] |
| server.errorlog-use-syslog* | send errorlog to syslog | [[server.errorlog-use-syslogDetails|Details]] |
| server.breakagelog | open as stderr, so all forked applications will write their errors to this (if stderr isn't handled otherwise via a pipe); needed to see mod_cgi stderr in 1.4 | |
| server.event-handler | set the event handler | [[server.event-handlerDetails|Details]] |
| server.follow-symlink | allow to follow-symlinks | [[server.follow-symlinksDetails|Details]] |
| server.force-lowercase-filenames | enable force all filenames to lowercase | |
| server.groupname | groupname used to run the server | [[server.groupnameDetails|Details]] |
| server.kbytes-per-second | limit the throughput for all connections to the given limit in kbyte/s | [[lighttpd:Docs:TrafficShaping|Details]] |
| server.max-connections | maximum connections | [[server.max-connectionsDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-fds | maximum number of file descriptors | [[server.max-fdsDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-keep-alive-idle | maximum number of seconds until a idling keep-alive connection is droped | [[server.max-keep-alive-idleDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-keep-alive-requests | maximum number of request within a keep-alive session | [[server.max-keep-alive-requestsDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-read-idle | maximum number of seconds until a waiting, non keep-alive read times out and closes the connection | [[server.max-read-idleDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-request-size | maximum size in kbytes of the request | [[server.max-request-sizeDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-worker | number of worker processes to spawn | [[server.max-workerDetails|Details]] |
| server.max-write-idle | maximum number of seconds until a waiting write call times out | [[server.max-write-idleDetails|Details]] |
| server.modules | modules to load | [[server.modulesDetails|Details]] |
| server.name | name of the server/virtual server | [[server.nameDetails|Details]] |
| server.network-backend | basic network interface for all platforms at the syscalls read() and write() | [[server.network-backendDetails|Details]] |
| server.pid-file | set the name and location of the .pid-file | [[server.pid-fileDetails|Details]] |
| server.protocol-http11 | defines if HTTP/1.1 is allowed or not | [[server.protocol-http11Details|Details]] |
| server.range-requests | defines if range requests are allowed or not | [[server.range-requestsDetails|Details]] |
| server.reject-expect-100-with-417 | setting to disable returning of a 417 if "Expect: 100-continue" header | |
| server.stat-cache-engine | select stat() call caching | [[server.stat-cache-engineDetails|Details]] |
| server.tag | set the string returned by the server | [[server.use-tagDetails|Details]] |
| server.upload-dirs | path to upload directory | [[server.upload-dirsDetails|Details]] |
| server.use-ipv6 | bind to the IPv6 socket | |
| server.username | username used to run the server | [[server.usernameDetails|Details]] |
| static-file.etags | Determines if ETags are generated or not | |
| static-file.exclude-extensions | forbid access to the source of some types of files by extension | |

h3. SSL

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |_. details |
| ssl.engine | enable/disable ssl engine | [[lighttpd:Docs:SSL|Details]] |
| ssl.pemfile | path to the PEM file for SSL support | [[lighttpd:Docs:SSL|Details]] |
| ssl.ca-file | path to the CA file for support of chained certificates | [[lighttpd:Docs:SSL|Details]] |
| ssl.use-sslv2 | enable/disable use of SSL version 2 | [[lighttpd:Docs:SSL|Details]] |
| ssl.cipher-list | Configure the allowed SSL ciphers | [[lighttpd:Docs:SSL|Details]] |

h3. Core Debug Info

* [[DebugVariables|Debug Variable Information]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| debug.log-request-header | log all request headers |
| debug.log-file-not-found | log if a file wasn't found |
| debug.log-condition-handling | log conditionals handling for debugging |
| debug.log-request-header-on-error | log request header, but only when there is an error |
| debug.log-request-handling | log request handling inside lighttpd |
| debug.log-state-handling | log state handling inside lighttpd |
| debug.log-response-header | log the header we send out to the client |
| debug.log-ssl-noise | log some ssl warnings we hide by default (ssl handshake, unknown/bad certificate) |

h2. mod_access - access restrictions

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModAccess|mod_access documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| url.access-deny | Denies access to all files with any of given trailing path names |

h2. mod_accesslog - access log files

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModAccessLog|mod_accesslog documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| accesslog.use-syslog | send the accesslog to syslog |
| accesslog.format | the format of the logfile |
| accesslog.filename | name of the file where the accesslog should be written to if syslog is not used |

h2. mod_alias - directory aliases

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModAlias|mod_alias documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| alias.url | rewrites the document-root for a URL-subset |

h2. mod_auth - authentication

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModAuth|mod_auth documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| auth.debug | enable/disable authentication module debug information |
| auth.backend | type of authentication backend |
| auth.require | |
| auth.backend.ldap.hostname | hostname of ldap server |
| auth.backend.ldap.starttls | |
| auth.backend.ldap.filter | |
| auth.backend.ldap.bind-pw | |
| auth.backend.ldap.ca-file | |
| auth.backend.ldap.base-dn | |
| auth.backend.ldap.bind-dn | |
| auth.backend.plain.userfile | path to plain userfile |
| auth.backend.plain.groupfile | path to plain groupfile |
| auth.backend.htdigest.userfile | path to htdigest userfile |
| auth.backend.htpasswd.userfile | path to htpassword userfile |

h2. mod_cache - web accelerating

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModCache|mod_cache documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
|cache.bases | directory arrays which want to save cache files |
|cache.enable | |
|cache.domains | domain pcre regex arrays which mod_cache will cache |
|cache.support-queries | |
|cache.debug | writes mod_cache debuging messages to error.log or not |
|cache.purge-host | pcre regex hosts ip which are allowed to PURGE cache file |
|cache.refresh-pattern | |

h2. mod_cgi - cgi

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModCGI|mod_cgi documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| cgi.assign | assign cgi handler to an extension |
| cgi.execute-x-only | requires +x for cgi scripts |

h2. mod_cml - Cache Meta Language

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModCML|mod_cml documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| cml.memcache-namespace | (not used yet) |
| cml.power-magnet | a cml file that is executed for each request |
| cml.memcache-hosts | hosts for the memcache.* functions |
| cml.extension | the file extension that is bound to the cml-module |

h2. mod_compress - compress output

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModCompress|mod_compress documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| compress.max-filesize | maximum size of the original file to be compressed kBytes |
| compress.cache-dir | name of the directory where compressed content will be cached |
| compress.filetype | mimetypes which might get compressed |

h2. mod_deflate - dynamic compression (1.5.0)

* [[Mod_Deflate|mod_deflate documentation]] (patch available for 1.4.x)

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| deflate.enabled | enable/disable deflate support |
| deflate.compression-level | level of compression |
| deflate.mem-level | |
| deflate.window-size | |
| deflate.bzip2 | enable/disable bzip support |
| deflate.min-compress-size | minimum size document before compressing |
| deflate.sync-flush | enable sync flush |
| deflate.output-buffer-size | size of buffer for compression |
| deflate.work-block-size | minimum block size for compression |
| deflate.mimetypes | mimetype listing to be compressed. |
| deflate.debug | enable debug |

h2. mod_dirlisting - directory listing

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModDirlisting|mod_dirlisting documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| server.dir-listing*: enable/disable directory listing |
| dir-listing.activate | enables virtual directory listings if a directory is requested no index-file was found |
| dir-listing.external-css | path to an external css stylesheet for the directory listing |
| dir-listing.encoding | set a encoding for the generated directory listing |
| dir-listing.hide-dotfiles | if enabled, does not list hidden files in directory listings generated by the dir-listing option |
| dir-listing.show-header | include HEADER.txt files above the directory listing |
| dir-listing.hide-header-file | enables hide header file from directory listing |
| dir-listing.show-readme | include README.txt files below the directory listing |
| dir-listing.hide-readme-file | enables displaying readme file in directory listing |
| dir-listing.exclude | files that match any of the specified regular expressions will be excluded from listings |
| dir-listing.set-footer | displays a string in the footer of a listing page |

h2. mod_evasive - evasive (1.5.0)

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| evasive.max-conns-per-ip | upper limit of number of connections per ip allowed |

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModEvasive|mod_evasive documentation]]

h2. mod_evhost - enhanced virtual host

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModEVhost|mod_evhost documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| evhost.path-pattern | pattern with wildcards to be replace to build a documentroot |

h2. mod_expire - cached expiration

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModExpire|mod_expire documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| expire.url | assignes a expiration to all files below the specified path |

h2. mod_extforward - use X-Forwarded-For

* [[DocsModExtForward|mod_extforward documentation]]

p((. extract the client's "real" IP from X-Forwarded-For header

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| extforward.forwarder | set trust level of proxy ip's |

h2. mod_fastcgi - fastcgi

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModFastCGI|mod_fastcgi documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| fastcgi.map-extensions | map multiple extensions to the same fastcgi server |
| fastcgi.debug | a value between 0 and 65535 to set the debug-level in the FastCGI module |
| fastcgi.server | tell the module where to send FastCGI requests to |

table{margin-left: 4em}.
|_.fastcgi.server-option |_. description |
| host | is hostname/ip of the FastCGI process |
| port | is tcp-port on the "host" used by the FastCGI process |
| socket | path to the unix-domain socket |
| bin-path | path to the local FastCGI binary which should be started if no local FastCGI is running |
| bin-environment | set environment of FastCGI binary |
| bin-copy-environment | copy environment from server for FastCGI binary |
| mode | is the FastCGI protocol mode. Default is "responder", also "authorizer" mode is implemented |
| docroot | docroot on the remote host |
| allow-x-send-file | controls if X-LIGHTTPD-send-file and X-Sendfile headers are allowed |
| broken-scriptfilename | breaks SCRIPT_FILENAME in a way that PHP can extract PATH_INFO from it |
| max-procs | upper limit of processes to start |
| check-local | enable/disable check for requested file in document root |
| disable-time | time to wait before a disabled backend is checked again |
| strip-request-uri | strip part of request-uri |
| fix-root-scriptname | use this for backends with extension "/" (and check-local is disabled), only works > 1.4.22 |

h2. mod_flv_streaming - flv streaming

*flv-streaming.extensions*: extensions of flv files

"Blog Entry":http://blog.lighttpd.net/articles/2006/03/09/flv-streaming-with-lighttpd

"Additional Information ":http://jan.kneschke.de/projects/flv-streaming/

"Flash Video Player 3.5 (Creative Commons)":http://www.jeroenwijering.com/embed/streaming.html

h2. mod_indexfile - Precautions and documentation

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModIndexfile|mod_indexfile documentation]]



h2. mod_mem_cache - local file accelerating

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModMemCache|mod_mem_cache documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| mem-cache.filetypes | content-type arrays which want to put into memory |
| mem-cache.enable | |
| mem-cache.max-memory | maxium memory in Mbytes mod-mem-cache can use |
| mem-cache.max-file-size | maxium file size in Kbytes of single file to cache in memory |
| mem-cache.lru-remove-count | |
| mem-cache.expire-time | memory cache's expire time in minutes |
| mem-cache.slru-thresold | slru threshold (against hit counter) |

h2. mod_mysql_vhost - Mysql virtual hosting

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModMySQLVhost|mod_mysql_vhost documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| mysql-vhost.hostname | hostname of mysql server |
| mysql-vhost.db | database name |
| mysql-vhost.user | username to access database |
| mysql-vhost.pass | password to access database |
| mysql-vhost.sql | SQL statement to execute to obtain docroot |
| mysql-vhost.port | port where to connect to database |
| mysql-vhost.sock | socket where to connect to database |

h2. mod_proxy - proxy

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModProxy|mod_proxy documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| proxy.balance | select type of balancing algorithm (round-robin, hash, fair) |
| proxy.debug | enable/disable proxy debug information |
| proxy.server | where to send Proxy requests |

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.proxy.server-option |_. description |
| host | ip of host to send requests |
| port | listening port of host |

h2. mod_redirect - redirect

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModRedirect|mod_redirect documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |_. note |
| url.redirect | redirects a set of URLs externally | |
| url.redirect-code | defines the http code that is sent with the redirect URL | Added in 1.5.0 |

h2. mod_rewrite - rewriting

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModRewrite|mod_rewrite documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| url.rewrite-once | rewrites a set of URLs internally and skip the rest |
| url.rewrite-repeat | rewrites a set of URLs internally in the webserver, continue applying rewrite rules |
| url.rewrite | same as url.rewrite-once |
| url.rewrite-final | same as url.rewrite-once |
| url.rewrite-[repeat-]if-not-file | rewrites a set of urls internally and checks if files do *not* exist |

h2. mod_rrdtool - rrdtool

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModRRDTool|mod_rrdtool documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| rrdtool.db-name | filename of the rrd-database |
| rrdtool.binary | path to the rrdtool binary |

h2. mod_scgi - SCGI

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModSCGI|mod_scgi documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| scgi.map-extensions | map multiple extensions to the same scgi server |
| scgi.debug | a value between 0 and 65535 to set the debug-level in the SCGI module |
| scgi.server | tell the module where to send SCGI requests to |

table{margin-left: 4em}.
|_.scgi.server-option |_. description |
| host | is hostname/ip of the SCGI process |
| port | is tcp-port on the "host" used by the SCGI process |
| socket | path to the unix-domain socket |
| bin-path | path to the local SCGI binary which should be started if no local SCGI is running |
| bin-environment | set environment of SCGI binary |
| bin-copy-environment | copy environment from server for SCGI binary |
| docroot | docroot on the remote host |
| allow-x-send-file | controls if X-LIGHTTPD-send-file and X-Sendfile headers are allowed |
| broken-scriptfilename | breaks SCRIPT_FILENAME in a way that PHP can extract PATH_INFO from it |
| idle-timeout | number of seconds before a unused process gets terminated |
| max-procs | upper limit of processes to start |
| min-procs | sets the minium processes to start |
| min-procs-not-working | |
| max-load-per-proc | maximum number of waiting processes on average per process before a new process is spawned |
| check-local | enable/disable check for requested file in document root |
| disable-time | time to wait before a disabled backend is checked again |
| strip-request-uri | strip part of request-uri |

h2. mod_secure_download - secure and fast download

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModSecDownload|mod_secure_download documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| secdownload.document-root | path to the download area |
| secdownload.timeout | how long in seconds is the secret valid |
| secdownload.uri-prefix | prefix to url for download |
| secdownload.secret | Secret string that will be used for the checksum calculation |

h2. mod_setenv - set HTTP Environment

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModSetEnv|mod_setenv documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| setenv.add-response-header | adds a value to the process environment that is passed to the external applications |
| setenv.add-request-header | adds a header to the HTTP response sent to the client |
| setenv.add-environment | adds a value to the process environment that is passed to the external applications |

h2. mod_simple_vhost - simple virtual host

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModSimpleVhost|mod_simple_vhost documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| simple-vhost.document-root | path below the vhost directory |
| simple-vhost.server-root | root of the virtual host |
| simple-vhost.default-host | use this hostname if the requested hostname does not have its own directory |
| simple-vhost.debug | debug simple vhosts module |

h2. mod_ssi - server side includes

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModSSI|mod_ssi documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| ssi.extension | extension of files processed by mod_ssi |

h2. mod_status - server status

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModStatus|mod_status documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| status.config-url | relative URL for the config page which displays the loaded modules |
| status.statistics-url | relative URL for a plain-text page containing the internal statistics |
| status.enable-sort | add JavaScript which allows client-side sorting for the connection overview |
| status.status-url | relative URL which is used to retrieve the status-page |

h2. mod_trigger_b4_dl - trigger before download

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModTriggerBeforeDownload|mod_trigger_b4_dl documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| trigger-before-download.trigger-url | url for trigger pages |
| trigger-before-download.trigger-timeout | time for download link to live |
| trigger-before-download.download-url | url for downloads |
| trigger-before-download.deny-url | url to show when visitor denied a download |
| trigger-before-download.gdbm-filename | path to gdm file |
| trigger-before-download.memcache-hosts | hosts for the memcache.* functions |
| trigger-before-download.memcache-namespace | (not used yet) |
| trigger-before-download.debug | |

h2. mod_userdir - user directories

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModUserDir|mod_userdir documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| userdir.basepath | if set, don't check /etc/passwd for homedir |
| userdir.exclude-user | list of usernames which may not use this feature |
| userdir.path | usually it should be set to "public_html" to take ~/public_html/ as the document root |
| userdir.include-user | if set, only users from this list may use the feature |

h2. mod_uploadprogress - upload progress (1.5.0)

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| upload-progress.progress-url | |

h2. mod_usertrack - user track (cookies)

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModUserTrack|mod_usertrack documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| usertrack.cookie-name | |
| ~~'_usertrack.cookiename_'~~ | (deprecated) |
| usertrack.cookie-domain | |
| usertrack.cookie-max-age | |

h2. mod_webdav - WebDAV

* [[lighttpd:Docs:ModWebDAV|mod_webdav documentation]]

table{margin-left: 2em}.
|_.option |_. description |
| webdav.activate | enable/disable WebDAV |
| webdav.is-readonly | enable/disable read only |
| webdav.sqlite-db-name | pathname to SQLite database |
| webdav.log-xml | Log the XML Request bodies for debugging |