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I have a new server for only images. what is the recommended web server to serve only static content (I have only images) ?
My hardware is:
CPU: intel xeon X3460
RAM: 16G

OS is CentOS5

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nginx and lighttpd are often used for this purpose although you could technically use any web server.

In general, the web server you decide to use should be as lightweight as possible and support sendfile(2) and the more advanced event handling you OS provides (e. g. epoll on Linux, kqueue on FreeBSD, etc.).

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nginx may be the best choice, as it looks like it does the best job serving static content, very light weight, extremely low mem footprint..!

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ngnix for sure

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