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Apache, nginx, or lighttpd? [closed]

I am going to be live blogging from an event and expect huge spikes in traffic. I am currently using apache with modphp and it died last year under heavy traffic and I don't want it to happen again. ...
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Is it possible to filter/edit web content using Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd?

Is it possible to use any of the following HTTP servers: Apache, Nginx or Lighttpd as a proxy to make the following: Disallow certain HTTP bodies (web pages) based on their content (e. g., words) ...
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Why is Nginx more popular than lighttpd?

I'd like to use Lighttpd in production for serving Django apps but i see that these days Nginx is more and more popular. Why is that? I'm aware that in the past Lighttpd had memory leaks but isn't ...
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Which is best for Django? Lighttpd or Nginx? Or maybe something else? [closed]

Which of Lighttpd and Nginx is, basing on your experience, better suited for Django? I've used both and can hardly notice any difference at all, they just work fine... Are there any use cases when one ...
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Apache MPMs - Worker vs Prefork

I'm trying to figure out what which is the best Apache MPM I can install on my VPS. I saw some benchmarks and MPM Worker seems to perform better than the Prefork one but for some reason everyone seems ...
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Handling http and https requests using a single port with nginx

i was wondering if nginx is able to handle http and https requests on the same port. [*] This is what i'm trying to do. I'm running a web server (lighttpd) handling http requests, and a C program ...
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Why are NginX and Lighttpd not affected by Slowloris?

I am investigating the vulnerability to Slowloris and I think I understand how and why this sort of attack works. What I don't understand is why Lighttpd and NginX are not affected (according to the ...
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Find the source of malware?

I have a server that was running an older version of lighttpd (1.4.19 on a freebsd 6.2-RELEASE (yea, old) machine) and google alerted me that it had found malware embedded on one of my server's pages. ...
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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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Debian Open port 81

I install lighttpd in one server using port 81. The problem is that the port is closed, and I don't know how to open the port. Regards, Pedro
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How to set an environment variable for a process spawned by the webserver?

In my setup (debian etch, lighttpd), one one my websites is calling a program for some image manipulation via PHP, I think. I'd like to change the behavior of this program by setting an environment ...
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nginx vs lighttpd for wordpress

Which web server would be more suitable for running a few instances of wordpress? They are both pretty easy to setup, so I am wondering mostly about performance. Would there be a difference? I think ...
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How to protect Lighttpd from DOS attacks and flooding? [duplicate]

I have a problem with Lighttpd because someone started to use some Web downloader from very good connection and it blocked my whole website. Is there any way to protect Lighttpd from DDOS attacks and ...
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In an Apache + lighttpd setup, who should be the proxy?

In a setup where you use Apache for PHP / Python scripts and lighttpd for static files, but only one listens on the outside IP address and acts as a proxy to the other listening on the loopback ...
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What is lighttpd's version of “mod_substitute”?

Recently I read that Apache 2.2 has a new mod to patch outputs on the fly. mod_substitute provides a mechanism to perform both regular expression and fixed string substitutions on response bodies. ...
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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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How to make lighttpd remap a part of the URL without sending a redirection?

Same than here, but for lighttpd. I have pictures on a path looking like this: /0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg The URL to access it looks like this: /static/0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg ...
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lighttpd 1.5 reverse-proxy to trac

I'm running lighttpd 1.5 freshly compiled off svn. I have a trac daemon listening on port 8000 and I want to proxy all requests matching ^http://xx.xx.xx.xx/trac(*.) to that daemon. Here is what it ...
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lighttpd can't access same files and apache can't

I having a issue with lighttpd, It can't access any of my files in ../media/* but apache can. It's the very same files it have been running for a very long time, until for 4 -> 6 hours ago, where it ...
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lighttpd: modifying / adding content to response?

for nginx there's a very nice module available to filter a response and search/replace content in it: http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpSubModule i wonder, if there's a similar possibility for lighttpd ...
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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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Apache2 .htaccess rewrite rule to Lighttpd

could you help me to convert this rewrite rule from apache2 to lighttpd RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://my-site\.net/ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www\...
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Lighttpd redirect from www.domain.com to domain.com

I need to permanently redirect all www.domain.com to domain.com in Lighttpd. Here's relevant part of my lighttpd.conf: $HTTP["host"] =~ "^www\.domain\.com$" { url.redirect = ( "^/(.*)" =&...
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Lighttpd fails with 403 - Forbidden with SELinux enabled

I've setup a CentOS 6.3 box with lighttpd, php-fpm and I can server both static files and PHP files with SELinux enabled if I leave the lighttpd home directory set to the default (/var/www/lighttpd). ...