In this guide, we will show you how to install lighttpd on AlmaLinux systems.
lighttpd (pronounced “lighty”) is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible. It was originally written by Jan Kneschke as a proof-of-concept of the c10k problem – how to handle 10,000 connections in parallel on one server, but has gained worldwide popularity. Its name is a portmanteau of “light” and “httpd”.
Install Lighttpd on AlmaLinux:
Follow the steps below to get started with Lighttpd:
- Update your AlmaLinux system packages with running the below command:
sudo dnf clean all && sudo dnf update sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools" sudo dnf install epel-release -y
- Lighttpd package is available on AlmaLinux epel-release repository. So You can install it directly as follows:
sudo dnf install lighttpd -y
- Start, enable and check the status of the service by running the below commands
sudo systemctl start lighttpd sudo systemctl enable lighttpd sudo systemctl status lighttpd
- Verify the LightTpd installation by checking the version of Lighttpd
Access the Test Page of LightTpd
- You can access it by openning your fav browser then access http://localhost or http://your_server_IP as shown below
The Lighttpd is configured via the /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf file. The most important options are briefly presented here.
So visit the official documentation page to find out more details.
How to Remove (Uninstall) Lighttpd
- Remove Lighttpd by running the command below:
sudo systemctl stop lighttpd sudo systemctl disable lighttpd sudo dnf remove lighttpd
Install Lighttpd -Conclusion
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