How to Install Lighttpd On CentOS

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How to Install Lighttpd On CentOS

Lighttpd is an open source and high performance web server. it’s very flexible web server and highly optimize. Also As per my experience Lighttpd  utilize very low Memory and CPU than other web servers and YouTube and Wikimedia run Lighttpd servers, Also most of the streaming web sites are using Lighttpd for the video streaming. Lighttpd installation is very easy and you can install it with YUM.

Update your system.

#yum update

Add EPEL Repository

To install Lighttpd package you will have to install EPEL yum repository your machin.

# rpm -Uvh

Install Lighttpd Server

Install Lighttpd using yum package manager. Following command will install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi packges on your server.

yum install lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* epel:
* extras:
* updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package lighttpd.i686 0:1.4.35-1.el6 will be installed
---> Package lighttpd-fastcgi.i686 0:1.4.35-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: spawn-fcgi for package: lighttpd-fastcgi-1.4.35-1.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package spawn-fcgi.i686 0:1.6.3-1.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package                       Arch              Version                   Repository         Size
lighttpd                      i686              1.4.35-1.el6              epel              300 k
lighttpd-fastcgi              i686              1.4.35-1.el6              epel               45 k
Installing for dependencies:
spawn-fcgi                    i686              1.6.3-1.el6               epel               16 k

Transaction Summary
Install       3 Package(s)

Total download size: 361 k
Installed size: 818 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): lighttpd-1.4.35-1.el6.i686.rpm                                       | 300 kB     00:00
(2/3): lighttpd-fastcgi-1.4.35-1.el6.i686.rpm                               |  45 kB     00:00
(3/3): spawn-fcgi-1.6.3-1.el6.i686.rpm                                      |  16 kB     00:00
Total                                                              206 kB/s | 361 kB     00:01
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
Installing : lighttpd-1.4.35-1.el6.i686                                                      1/3
Installing : spawn-fcgi-1.6.3-1.el6.i686                                                     2/3
Installing : lighttpd-fastcgi-1.4.35-1.el6.i686                                              3/3

lighttpd.i686 0:1.4.35-1.el6                 lighttpd-fastcgi.i686 0:1.4.35-1.el6

Dependency Installed:
spawn-fcgi.i686 0:1.6.3-1.el6


Configure Lighttpd Server

Disabled selinux in your system.


Try to  disable selinux by updating /etc/sysconfig/selinux file with SELINUX=disabled

nano /etc/sysconfig/selinux

Edit /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf file with the following value

server.use-ipv6 = "disable"
server.max-fds = 2048

Start Lighttpd Service

# service lighttpd start
# chkconfig lighttpd on

Testing Lighttpd:

To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Lighttpd to ensure it is working properly.

 http://localhost/  or  http://your.ip.addr.ess

You will get the web page saying “Powered by lighttpd”, lighttpd’s default document root

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