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h1. Welcome to Lighttpd 


 h2. Description 
 "lighttpd": (pronounced /lighty/) is a secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web server that has been optimized for high-performance environments. lighttpd uses memory and CPU efficiently and has lower resource use than other popular web servers. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and much more) make lighttpd the perfect web server for all systems, small and large.  

 h2. Latest Release 

 * version:"1.4.65": 2022-06-07 version:"1.4.64": 2022-01-19 - WebSockets over HTTP/2, bugfixes remove deprecated modules, bugfixes, CVE-2022-22707 (rare configs) 

 h2. Get Lighttpd 

 * [[GetLighttpd|lighttpd binary packages]] 
 * [[InstallFromSource|lighttpd source code and build instructions]] 

 h2. Documentation 

 * 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":irc:// 
 ** "How to get help": tips for posting questions to the "Forums": 
 ** [[HowToReportABug|How to report a bug]] 
    Please use the "lighttpd issue tracker":/projects/lighttpd/issues to report bugs in lighttpd (and *please direct questions to the "Forums":*) 
    If you feel that you should not make a bug report public, please send email to: security (at) lighttpd (dot) net 

 * Configuration 
 ** [[TutorialConfiguration|Configuration: Quick Start]] 
 ** [[Docs_Configuration|Configuration: File Syntax]]  
 ** [[Docs_ConfigurationOptions|Configuration: Options]] 
 ** [[Docs_SSL|Configuration: TLS/SSL]] 
 ** [[DebugVariables|Configuration: Debug Variables]] 

 * Reference 
 ** FAQs: [[FrequentlyAskedQuestions|Frequently Asked Questions]]  
 ** HOWTOs: [[HowTos|How to ...]] 
 ** [[Docs_ResourceTuning|Resource Tuning]] 
 ** [[Docs_Performance|Performance Tuning]] 

 * [[Devel|Developer Reference]] (developing and coding) 

 * [[Docs|Documentation Overview]] (site map) 

 h2. Blog 

 * "Simplify Your Configfiles with Includes": 
 * "lighttpd blog archives": 

 h2. Community 

 * [[Tutorials]] 

 * IRC: "libera":,    channel "#lighttpd":irc:// 
 * [[Mailinglists]] 

 * [[AbsoLUAtion|Abso *lua* tion, or the power of Lighttpd + Lua: code-snippets, link-collection, small helpers or solutions]] 
 * Monitoring Lighttpd with Munin - "PyMunin": is a python module for developing Multigraph Monitoring Plugins for Munin and includes a "PyMunin plugin for lighttpd": 

 * "Lighttpd related tips, howtos from HowtoForge": 
 * [[3rdPartySoftware|Other code contributions, extensions and useful tools]] 
 * "syntax file for vim": 
 * CodeSnippets: "lighttpd section from CodeSnippets": 
 * "Lighttpd by Andre Bogus | Packt Publishing, July 2008": 

 h2. Benchmarks 
 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: 
 * our very own web-server shootout  
 * Apache is sometimes better  

 h2. Contributing 

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

 h2. Press 

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

 h2. Propaganda 

 * [[PoweredByLighttpd|PoweredByLighttpd]] - *a list of large sites running lighttpd*  
 * [[PromotionalArtwork|Promotional Artwork]]