Installing Lighttpd on Centos 6.3 is Easy!


Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility — all of these describe lighttpd (pronounced lighty) which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments.
With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, SCGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) it is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems.And best of all it’s Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license.


[code lang=”bash”]yum install lighttpd -s


Starting Server

Start Server

[code lang=”bash”]service lighttpd start[/code]

Start Automatically

To start server on boot run:

[code lang=”bash”]chkconfig lighttpd on[/code]


Stop Server

[code lang=”bash”]service lighttpd stop[/code]


Browse to the machine IP address or hostname and you’ll see the flylight welcome page.




Have Fun!

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