Welcome to Lighttpd


lighttpd (pronounced /lighty/) is a secure, fast, standards compliant, and very flexible web server that has been optimized for high-performance environments. lighttpd supports a wide variety of features while using memory and CPU efficiently, making lighttpd an ideal web server for all systems, small and large.

Latest Release

  • 1.4.76: 2024-04-12 detect VU#421644 HTTP/2 CONTINUATION Flood, avoid CVE-2024-3094 xz supply chain attack, bug fixes

Get Lighttpd


  • Help
    • Please read through Configuration and Reference documentation below.
    • Please try using the Search box in the upper right part of this page.
    • IRC: libera, channel #lighttpd (webchat)
    • How to get help: tips for posting questions to the Forums
    • Please check the lighttpd issue tracker to see if your issue has already been reported and fixed
      known issues (fixed pending next lighttpd release)
      issue archive
    • Please report bugs in lighttpd (and please direct questions to the Forums)
      How to report a bug - lighttpd issue tracker is for issues in lighttpd; not for questions.
      If you feel that you should not make a bug report public, please send email to: security (at) lighttpd (dot) net
    • How to get help: tips for posting questions to the Forums
      Reading How to get help is highly recommended.




Never blindly trust us when we say that lighttpd is fast. Do your own benchmarks and feel for yourself how everything gets faster. If you just want to see some numbers, take a look at our benchmarks:


This wiki is open for everyone to provide help, grow and improve!


2021.12.08 Lighttpd: Free, Open-Source Web Server Software That Makes Enterprise-Grade Management Tools Accessible to SMBs


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