[First, please read it all before marking it as being subjective, or irrelevant as of ServerFault's community guidelines.]
EDIT: I should have mentioned that the site I am building serves video files. It's a video sharing site.
Coming to the point, I plan to use Apache web server for serving dynamic content, and Lighttpd for serving static content like cached HTML, images, css, and js files, among others.
There's one small problem. I see that Lighttpd had some serious memory leak issues, and all those date back to a year or two ago. No talking about it recently. I would be very grateful if someone can clarify my doubts:
Does Lighttpd still suffer from these issues, or are these issues really subjective of a particular environment? (yes, I've read this bug report)
Do Lighttpd's memory leak issues apply when it's serving static content as well? (Most of those complaining are employing Lighttpd to serve dynamic content.)
From this benchmark test (by someone), I see that Lighttpd is probably the best web server around for serving static content. True? or is Nginx much more comparable in performance than shown in the benchmark test I linked to?
I am in need of some clarification. I do not intend to cause yet another THIS vs THAT flame war. I'd would appreciate your understanding, if my question isn't properly put.