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jwmcglynn, 2007-03-30 05:00
altinsoft.com was put into the wrong section and headers show IIS, not lighttpd.


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Here are some sites that are using lighttpd to serve millions of pages every day. If you run such a site, feel free to add it. Include traffic and hardware details if you so desire.

Please follow a few rules when you add your site:

  • you have to control the site or have to have the permission of the owner to name it here
  • include the req/s or req/day your get and put yourself into the corresponding category
  • add yourself in a alphabetic order based on the TLD
more than 100mio req/day (or 1000 req/s) * http://isohunt.com/ - the most comprehensive bittorrent search engine. ~8 million unique visitors per month, 550-1300 req/s * http://www.layer-ads.de - Layer advertising, ~2500-3000 req/s (average) * http://www.mininova.org - Number 1 torrent site, according to Alexa. ~1000-1700+ req/s ([http://www.mininova.org/stats/graphs/ stats URL]). * http://www.movieroom.com - Nine web servers using Lighttpd as a front-end to a single dedicated database/PHP server. Each lighttpd server averages 300/400rps. * http://www.sendspace.com - One of the most popular one-click web hosters, tens of terabytes a day. Alexa 100. * http://www.youtube.com - The most famous video sharing site in the world. * http://www.zshare.net - Uses LigHTTPD for all file servers, over 2000 req/s at any given time. more than 10mio req/day (or 100 req/s) * http://www.chefkoch.de - Largest cooking page in german language. 500-1000 req/s, 2 million users, 25 million PI per month. Lighttpd on Debian. * http://www.douban.com/ - Chinese book/movie/music/blog/travel related social network site, serving 12 million hits/day (and counting) from one basic gentoo server. * http://duggmirror.com - Mirror site for tech news site digg.com * http://www.draugiem.lv - a social networking site with ~30K users online * http://www.ebuyer.com - The UK's largest independent technology retailer, our image servers run Lighttpd on Debian. (100-200req/s) * http://www.emedian.de - Emedian Network - Central European Hosting/Community-Company, Using Lighty now on approx. half of the Servers * http://forums.d2jsp.org/ - Huge gaming and trading forums - primary focused around Diablo II * http://www.frazpc.pl - Largest polish technology site, all static content done by Lighttpd 100-200req/s. Lighttpd on Debian. * http://www.gesichterparty.de - German Web 2.0 community, 3.4 million users, 150 million PI per month. Lighttpd on Ubuntu. * http://ftpserver.gnosticos.net -Gnosis On line . * http://www.imagepile.net/ - Serving over 20 million images per day, powered by a farm of servers running Lighttpd! (200+req/s) * http://www.imagesocket.com - Free, fast and friendly image host powered by FreeBSD, Lighttpd, MySQL and PHP. * http://inbox.lv/ - serving 350,000 active e-mail users, as well as a banner server serving 10,000,000 banners per day. * http://www.meebo.com - multi-protocol web IM * http://itv.mop.com/ - 200 - 500 hits/s per host for static contents, like css, gif, cab and xml files. * http://www.nexopia.com/ - serves 35 million dynamic requests per day to an array of php servers * http://www.opensubtitles.org - DivX Subtitles open db. cca 100 req/s, FreeBSD, 2 servers yet * http://www.partys-bei-uns.de/ - Imageserver for german lifestyle-community, lighttpd on debian, peaks with 1000 req/s * http://pingomatic.com/ - 10 million hits/day * http://www.playahead.se - one of Sweden's most popular social-networking websites (~1000-4000 req/s). Lighttpd on Debian. * http://reddit.com/ - 1000th most popular site on Alexa * http://schlach.com - german online community with about 80,000 users and 12 million hits/day * http://www.smileygarden.de- World Famous Smileys Community in german language. >> 200-300req/s * http://sourceforge.net - alexa top 100 * http://www.spieleforfree.de - German Gamesite ~100 req/s * http://www.torrentreactor.to - ~200 req/s * http://untz.ca - Toronto-based community site, records 300-500 hits/s using load-balanced FastCGI. * http://upload.wikimedia.org/ - Upload site for wikipedia, wikimedia, etc. * http://wikispaces.com - large wiki farm, >> 100 req/s * http://www.world-of-smilies.com - Largest Smilies page in german language. 100-200 req/s, 3 million users. Lighttpd on Debian. more than 1mio req/day (or 10 req/s) * http://www.2142-stats.com - BF2142 Stats page. About 40-50 req/s, up to 2M req per day. Split on 2 servers with Lighty. * http://www.80630.com - Social networking site using Lighty as image server. * http://www.3longdistance.com/ - Static content handling * http://www.adsxchange.lv/ - serving 1,500,000 banner exposes per day. * http://alistapart.com/ - 1 million hits/day * http://www.alriyadh.com/ - Largest Saudi Newspaper, ~25 req/s FreeBSD 6.1, 1GB RAM. * http://www.animersion.net/ - Spanish BitTorrent site, ~30 req/s, 200k users. Powered by FreeBSD on a Dual Xeon. * http://bash.org.pl/ - funny quotes. average ~15req/s * http://www.binsearch.info/ - Usenet search engine indexing binary content. Lighttpd / PHP / custom C++ FastCGI application. * http://www.bjork.com/ - ~2M hits/day. Lighttpd/mysql/eaccelerator/php - Dual pIII 1.27GHz/2GB ram - Zero workload. * http://www.cosmotourist.de and http://www.cosmotourist.com - Global Travelportal using Lighttp, fastcgi php and solr for searchindexing * http://www.dark-future.org - A gangster MMORPG serving about 1.500.000 dynamic pages each day. (700GB/month) * http://www.festzeit.ch - Local Community in Basle/Switzerland. lighty/php/apc/mysql on Dual Xeon/4GB RAM for php (800GB/month, 3.2Mpages/day). 2 machines for images, each Athlon/2GB RAM (2.3TB/month combined). * http://www.freeshare.us - Free Image Hosting. Lighttpd/mysql/eaccelerator/php. average 15req/s , over 1.2 million req/day . * http://www.gamecenter.pl/ - MMORPG Polish forum. ~1M hits/day * http://www.gulli.com/ - Static / image content handling * http://www.imageshack.us/ * http://www.kochmania.de/ - German cooking Page in german language. * http://www.masalaguru.com - NSFW Video Streaming Site featuring South Asian Content * http://www.merchantcircle.com/ - US local business directory. ~2.5M hits/day. * http://www.mijnasl.be - Large free profile page (in dutch), pushes out some 10Gb a day with peaks to 50 reqs/s, mostly static pictures * http://mononoke-bt.org - French Anime Torrents Site ~4M req/day - Debian / Lighttpd / eAccelerator / MySQL / PHP * http://www.morphex.eu/ - German Community running lighttpd + fast-cgi php5 on 6 servers * http://www.nokaut.pl/ - Polish price comparison engine. ~50 req/s - Debian + Lighttpd 1.5 + PHP * http://www.osloskop.net/ - one of the largest eMule/eDonkey/Overnet sites. 3 000 000 hits per day on a Celeron 2.4GHz 512MB RAM * http://www.penny-arcade.com - Powered by a diskless FreeBSD 6.0 Server. * http://www.pensieriparole.it/ - Slackware Linux / Lighttpd / MySQL / PHP / Zend Optimizer on a Supermicro server - handles ~ 1.9 million hits/day (22 req/s) * http://r4l.com - The single Hosting server for Register4less handles 15req/s (~ 1.3M req/day) using a custom Plugin for Lighty.
art reproductions and photography (Germany) * http://www.shakiramedia.com - 15 req/s (mostly dynamic content), ~150GB/day. Debian & CentOS powered. * http://www.streeteasy.com - In front of Rails farm for NYC real estate search site. * http://www.sk-gaming.com - International eSports Community, up to 30 req/s dynamic php content (just switched from Apache to Lighttpd, everything works fine) * http://www.techno4ever.net - Techno Radio Community. ~11 req/s * http://www.top-game.net/ - flash game`s portal. ~3M hits/day * http://www.torrents.md - A BitTorrent tracker from Republic of Moldova what serve ~200.000 hits per hour, ~90 req/s * http://torrentz.com - the best torrent indexer! * http://www.die-trickkiste.de/ - German householdtricks * http://www.vide.de - One of the most thriving and interesting online print and poster retailer providing framed posters, art prints, fine art prints * http://web-log.nl/ - 160,000 active users and 2.8 million dynamic page views per day * http://www.webkinz.com - Flash gaming portal, ~4M hits/day (65% swf, 30% php), 30-40 dynamic req/s peaktime lighttpd specific * http://search.optionextreme.com/ - Windows version of Lighttpd running the same. * http://www.lighttpd.net/ - 1-2 req/s :)

Updated by jwmcglynn over 12 years ago · 263 revisions