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stbuehler, 2015-06-26 17:16

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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. Please include traffic (requests/s) details.

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 you get and put yourself into the corresponding category.
  • add yourself in alphabetic order based on the domain name (without www.).
  • don't disguise your server-tag, say yes to lighty! :-)
  • do NOT make it sound like advertising, keep it technical

more than 10mio req/day (or 100 req/s)

  • - Huge german free forum hosting system, with more than 20,000 hosting forums. (>200req/s, 7 MB/s, Lighttpd on Debian 5)
  • - Huge adult image host. One of the first image hosts to convert to lighty from apache and love it.
  • - German community, 250,000 users. Lighttpd on Ubuntu.
  • - Photographers online community using lighttpd as a standalone image server with 150-300 req/s.
  • - file search engine, ~60-80s req/s, Lighttpd+FreeBSD+MySQL+php 5.3.3
  • - one of the largest eMule/eDonkey/Overnet sites. 100 req/s on a Celeron 2.4GHz 512MB RAM
  • - Serves up browser-based games and other websites which have all static content (images,javascript) included uploaded content served by Lighttpd, sometimes via a frontline proxy
  • - german online community with about 80,000 users and 12 million hits/day
  • - Celebrity Wallpaper Site. Using Lighttpd 1.5 (gamin) + PHP5.3.3 (php-fpm/xcache) ~150 req/s with peaks of 250 req/s (setup questions? )
  • - Technical Analysis and Hot stock picks for worldwide exchange markets in 40 languages, ~100 req/s on peaks, Apache2 + FastCGI + MySQL + Lighttpd for static content (images, js, css, xml feeds).
  • - Toronto-based community site, records 300-500 hits/s using load-balanced FastCGI.
  • - Czech blog/templated free web hosting. 350 req/s daily average, 5MB/s daily average. Debian etch, lighty trunk serving static content + 4x php backends.

webhosting providers

Large content servers (ie. mirrors)

  • - OpenSource mirror with over 11TB content running FreeBSD. Avg.: 80req/s, 300Mbps and Peak: 300req/s and 1Gbps.
  • - Opensource mirror (ooo,mandriva,ubuntu,gentoo,freebsd,debian,sabayon,etc.) of czech ISP. Running gentoo, lighty trunk with mod_mem_cache. avg. 9req/s, 13MiB/s, peaking 45req/s, 65MiB/s.
  • - Opensource mirror (clamav, debian, fedora, gentoo, kernel, etc.) of austrian ISP. avg. 12req/s 7.7MiB/s

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Updated by stbuehler about 8 years ago · 647 revisions