How to install on OSX¶
- If not already installed, install Xcode command line tools:
- If not already installed, install homebrew:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Install lighttpd using homebrew:¶
- Make sure homebrew is up to date:
- Install lighttpd
brew install lighttpd
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.
There is (since May 2005) a fink package on the download page which saves compiling 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.
Updated by gstrauss 8 months ago · 11 revisions