Lighttpd ("lighty") is a fast open source web server, optimised for speed critical environments

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Lighttpd Proxy -> Apache SVN mod_dav_svn - Stuck via command line but works in browser

I have a confusing problem. I have installed a long time ago Apache 2.4 with mod_dav_svn to be able to access my repos via https urls. It all works fine with Apache only. Now i switched to lighttpd ...
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lighttpd: How to disable auth on second site

My setup has the current auth config. it forces authentication by any remote host. That's good. But I need to make an exception. auth_file="/etc/lighttpd.users" #if auth_file is not empty enable ...
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Lighttpd stops writing to access.log

I have this issue with my lighttpd installation where logging to access.log will cease once the default log-rotating software erases my access.log after copying it to access.log-YYYYMMDD. I have to ...
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bind9 + lighttpd: Accept all requests coming from certain name servers and reply with static page

So, I've this situation: A server (under CentOS) with a lot of domains with around 2 TB of data under them, and I'm migrating it all to another machine with faster I/O. The migration details / ...
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Dual stack Lighttpd without repeating the SSL configuration

I'm trying out Lighttpd and I've stumbled across a small but very annoying problem; the IPv6 configuration is a total mess and requires you to duplicate your SSL settings two times; see for yourself : ...
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Lighttpd error log increases too fast

I am using lighttpd v1.4.35 and I have developed a simple web page with some links to test. After some clicks I have noticed the error log is increasing too fast. In /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf I ...
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lighttpd + PHP-fcgi slow response

We have a problem regarding lighttpd as the webserver with php5 as backend via fast-cgi. Sometimes the server's response is taking more than 5 seconds (up to 20 seconds) when requesting a simple file ...
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Error 500 / 503

I get an Error 500 / 503. My theory was that php5-fpm was being killed and re-spawned every second due to messages like this in php5-fpm.log [27-Jan-2015 08:21:34] NOTICE: fpm is running, pid 30045 [...
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Starting lighttpd from nagios renders lighttpd broken

I'm using Debian 7.8 (wheezy), and lighttpd 1.4.31 with nagios 3.4.1. when I start lighttpd normally (as root), everything works as expected: /etc/init.d/lighttpd start However, when nagios starts ...
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Wrong IP with lighttpd reverse proxy

I use a lighttpd reverse proxy to serve django with gunicorn. Now this config worked: proxy.server = ("" => ( "" => ( "host" => "127.0.0.1", "port" => 8000, ))) Now i moved the ...
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Make Lighttpd return 404 for unused subdomains?

I have some domains set up on my Ubuntu server that uses Lighttpd. I have wildcard domains and I want the unused subdomains to return 404 instead of 200 and displaying the regular domain. This problem ...
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Weird subdomains in access log? [closed]

I have Lighttpd on an Ubuntu server. I just checked the access logs from lighttpd for a particular domain. This domain only has a very simple index.html file that basically says "coming soon". Below ...
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SSL for a single Lighttpd Vhost

I've inherited a lighttpd server that I have really very little knowledge of how to manage. I'm currently trying to install an SSL for one domain on that server. I've been looking at this bit in the ...
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Q: lighttpd uses 2GB ram while idle for private page

I'm running a server with lighttpd installed. It runs php5-fpm and servering an owncloud server. Ubuntu Server 14.04 lighttpd/1.4.33 (ssl) (Jan 28 2014 17:26:04) - a light and fast webserver PHP 5.5....
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lighttpd example.com/support to support.example.com

I googled around and could not find a solution. I am not sure If I am using the correct terminology. I am using lighttpd (1.4.33) and would like to go to the url http://support.example.com and have ...
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Lighttpd and Discourse (Docker): configuring mod_proxy

I have trouble configuring Lighttpd to serve the various services hosted on my server. Lighttpd acts as a front, and I have several DNS records, each for a different subdomain, redirecting to the same ...
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Lighttpd redirect passing original URL

I would like to redirect http://foo/bar to http://bar/foo?q=http://foo/bar Where foo and bar are dynamic... But I cant seem to find a $HTTP var that has the complete url. I have also tried nesting, ...
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Lighttpd to include IP address in error.log

I have lighttpd/1.4.31 (ssl) on Debian 7.6 and I would for the standard error.log to include the IP address of the host which caused the error. Is it possible? The accesslog.format directive allows ...
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lighttpd does not start at boot after enabling ipv6

A few days ago I configured lighttpd to listen on my VPS IPv6 address as well. It runs on a Debian 7 Xen VPS (Linode) with a 3.15.4-x86_64-linode45 kernel. The version of lighttpd is 1.4.31-4+deb7u3. ...
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lighttpd - redirect everything to https

I have tried to use the example from this wiki page - $HTTP["scheme"] == "http" { # capture vhost name with regex conditiona -> %0 in redirect pattern # must be the most inner block to ...
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Lighttpd: How to migrate a rewrite rule?

i'm using this htaccess rule on a apache: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} example\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F] .. and i would convert it to an lighttpd rewrite rule. How can i do ...
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DNS failure solved by reboot of lighttpd?

I have a run a fairly busy site for 2 years with this setup for the web server: ec2/Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03.2 on a micro instance lighttpd (latest) godaddy dns This morning, the site was down - ...
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Rewriting a download URL, but “save -as” dialog shows original URL

I have the following mod_rewrite directive in my lighttpd config file: url.rewrite-once = ( "foo.*$" => "static/foo.pdf", ) I'd like to hand out URLs like this: http://<server>/foo/r=...
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Can't get basic plain auth to work on lighttpd win 1.4.35-1-ipv6

I simply can't get Plain Basic auth to work on lighttpd for more than one user. I have this auth.user file formatted like this: [account_1_name]:[account_1_password] [account_2_name]:[...
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Using an EV SSL certificate for your site with non-EV SSL content

If I purchase an EV SSL certificate for a site that is using static content from a non-EV SSL site does that effect the EV SSL certificate presentation on the main www site? For example: www.example....
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Configure sub-domains at different ports with lighttpd

I've one domain example.com and two sub domains of it docs.example.com & bugs.example.com. And I've two applications running at ports 8080 & 8090. How to configure Lighttpd so that, it can ...
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Lighttpd splitting request URI and dropping query parameter

I'm running lighttpd 1.4.33, which is reverse proxied to from an Apache server that is open to the Internet. When accessing a script from the local address of the lighttpd server, GET parameters are ...
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apache + lighttpd on debian, the both should use ssl, port 443 already used

I installed apache and lighttpd in debian 7, apache used port 80 and lighttpd 88, now I install ssl for apache (443) and when i tried to do the same for lighttpd, I got error because 443 is already ...
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Rewrite Location response header in lighttpd

I have an instance of lighttpd 1.4.35 listening for https traffic and reverse-proxying it to a back-end server. I.e., .----------. .----------. client ---https--> | ...
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How can I use Lighttpd's $HTTP[“remoteip”] together with Cloudflare?

I am using Clodflare DNS. I only want to allow certain IPs to access certain files. How can I set up my lighttpd.conf to properly detect the correct IP? I know how to do it for the access.log. Is it ...
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Architecting a web server hosting mixed small and large (100MB+) static content [closed]

I have the challenge of hosting about 200-1000 mp3 files, all in the 100MB+ size range. Furthermore, there are some smaller RSS files, and some smaller JPG files. All this is static content, no PHP, ...
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Lighttpd rewrite subdomains to subfolders

I have a server (itself on a subdomain) with wildcard DNS pointing to it. The server is running Lighttpd and PHP. I need requests to http://any-subdomain.server.example.com to rewrite to http://...
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What are the advantages of using dedicated server software over framework built-in servers?

Being a beginner in the web world, I've always used Apache to develop applications in PHP. Getting tired of it, I learned Node.js, Rails and Django -- just to get a taste of each of the most used web ...
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Retrieve external IP in PHP behind Haproxy

I am using Haproxy to enable running a websocket server and Lighttpd web server on the same machine. I want to retrieve the machines external IP address from the web application running on the ...
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Upgrade Lighttpd 1.4.28 to 1.4.35 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed Lighttpd using: sudo apt-get install lighttpd this installed version 1.4.28. I downloaded the source files for 1.4.35 (latest) from the Lighttpd site and ...
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CGI scripts are not working on lighttpd with SSL

CGI scripts worked perfectly, while I was using HTTP. Then I set redirecting for all traffic through https and now CGI doesn't work at all (404 - not found). I use lighttpd server. Here is the part ...
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Lighttpd rewrite rule for Flight PHP microframework

I'm using the Flight PHP microframework, and it includes its' own router, and needs the server to rewrite requests to the index.php file. It features rewrite-rules for both Apache and Nginx but ...
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How can I set up a web server for reverse proxy having websockets and socket.io working normally?

I have a VPS currently hosting node.js web apps and one site. However I'm currently using custom ports for the apps. I'd like to simply give each its custom domain and so for more sites, that would ...
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Lighttpd fastcgi remote instance operation

This article suggests that it is relatively easy to scale an application by getting lighttpd to spawn php-fastcgi instances on multiple machines. What I do not understand is this - how does a PHP ...
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Can Apache, nginx and lighttpd coexist in a Ubuntu system?

Just for learning and testing, I've installed these three different web servers, I've also installed mysql and php5. I changed the DocumentRoot for each to /var/www/apache, /var/www/nginx and /var/...
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Redirect with lighttpd and fastcgi on Django App

I have setup my lighttpd in a fashion which redirects all subdomains to my primary domain in following fashion * .domain.com -> domain.com. Unfortunately when i type in a subdomain such as www.domain....
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Redirect all subdomains to main domain with lighttpd and regex

Is it possible to redirect all *.domain.com to my domain.com? I have been messing around with the Regex but without any luck: $HTTP["host"] =~ ".*\.domain\.com" { url.redirect = ("^/(.*)"...
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Lighttpd wrong config file syntax

Been trying for hours but just can't seem to get the correct syntax in my lighttpd configuration. As a last resort I am now asking the hive mind of server fault :P I am trying to get trac hosted on ...
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lighttpd server not serving images, js or css files

I am given a try to lighttpd. I configured a server with the instructions I found here. Below my configuration file: server.document-root = "<my_site_directory>" server.port = 4000 server....
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SELinux policy issue

As qemu & KVM are working fine with SELinux out of the box I'd like to enable SELinux to improve guest isolation on my CentOS 6 server. The problem is that I'm using a 3rd parity virtualization ...
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lighttpd behind pound gets “connection timed out” error when using browser other than Chrome

Please help me diagnose a problem. I had a working website (WordPress) for the last 6 months working just fine. No updates or new installations have been made in the server. Today users complain ...
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convert lighttpd to nginx rewrite rules

I'm trying hard to make my code work on nginx. This configuration works with lighttpd but I want migrate it to nginx. Rewrite rules on lighttd : url.rewrite-once = ( "^/(ui)/(.*)$" => "/gi.php/$...
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Rewrite rules for Anchor CMS on Lighttpd

I installed Anchor CMS on my server running Lighttpd, and I am trying to setup pretty url's. I have anchor installed in a sub-directory "/blog". The htaccess file that works with anchor cms in ...
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Use fasterize.com : redirect to “http://www” except for one page in https (with lighttp)

I use the awesome front end optimizer fasterize.com , which requires www subdomain. Also I have a payment page that I would use HTTPS without using fasterize, so on another subdomain. I use lighttpd, ...
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Serving image content over https, must encryption strength match that of the main website?

Im looking at migrating my website to https throughout. I have a server responsible for the HTML/PHP, and 4 other servers which serve image content Now clearly all the image servers need to be https ...