How to install on OSX¶
Install lighttpd using homebrew:¶
- Make sure you have Xcode's command line tools installed, if not run
xcode-select --installfrom the command line
- Install homebrew by running
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"from command line.
- Make sure homebrew is up to date by running
brew updatefrom command line.
- Now install lighttpd with
brew install lighttpdfrom command line.
Upon completion homebrew will let you know the following important information:
Docroot is: /usr/local/var/www The default port has been set in /usr/local/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf to 8080 so that lighttpd can run without sudo. To have launchd start lighttpd now and restart at login: brew services start lighttpd Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run: lighttpd -f /usr/local/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
A small article on how to get 1.3.10 up and running on OSX 10.3 can be found here: http://theexciter.com/articles/installing-lighttpd-on-osx
If you installing on OSX 10.4 Tiger then http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/01/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger is very helpful. If you aren't planning to use Rails scroll down to the section on LightTPD.
If you are looking for an installer for OSX 10.4 Tiger Intel or PowerPC then http://www.netzallee.de/extra/lighttpd is the easiest way.