Lighttpd can lighten Apache's load
I recently installed lighttpd for a Ruby on Rails app that is being developed where I work. Looks like an interesting tool.
"Is your Apache Web server slowing down under the weight of streaming media content or database-driven applications? Lighttpd, sometimes pronounced "Lighty," is a lightweight HTTP server that can help alleviate Apache's load by serving static content or CGI scripts. Since Lighttpd uses fewer resources per request than Apache alone, it can generally serve most static content faster than Apache. It also benefits from an actively developed FastCGI interface that performs true load balancing, giving you all the performance benefits of compiled into Apache modules such as PHP.
" Linux.com | Lighttpd can lighten Apache's load
(Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 9, 2006 )
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