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#1 2005-04-12 03:49:20

cactus
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Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I currently use apache, but have been looking into lighttpd lately. I have read some very good things about its performance.

What www daemon do you use?
Why do you use it?


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#2 2005-04-12 06:54:26

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I use thttpd.

why? because its dead simple and just works once you have it installed

Atm, ive got it running SSL+PHP on my server, https://iphitus.no-ip.org

I'll complete my pkgbuild and upload it.


iphitus

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#3 2005-04-12 07:04:56

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I was thinking about giving lighttpd a try, since it seems to be popular with both ruby and php programmers alike, but I have found little information on lighttpd with svn (ala webdav), so that is a sticky point right now. Apache works very well with svn/webdav.


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#4 2005-04-17 20:06:31

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

Apache. It works for me, documentation is easy to find and it's popular in corporate environmet, so knowing it might help me find a job in the future.


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#5 2005-04-17 20:24:54

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

iphitus wrote:

I use thttpd.

why? because its dead simple and just works once you have it installed

Atm, ive got it running SSL+PHP on my server, https://iphitus.no-ip.org

I'll complete my pkgbuild and upload it.


iphitus

thttpd is in extra


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#6 2005-04-18 03:31:04

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I use apache.  Simple.  Straightforward.  The apache.conf file is well commented and easy to configure.  And it's fast.

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#7 2005-04-18 12:50:07

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

dp wrote:
iphitus wrote:

I use thttpd.

why? because its dead simple and just works once you have it installed

Atm, ive got it running SSL+PHP on my server, https://iphitus.no-ip.org

I'll complete my pkgbuild and upload it.


iphitus

thttpd is in extra

Doesnt have php.

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#8 2005-04-18 17:08:03

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I've never really considered using anything other than Apache because I have been struggling with it for almost 3 years, so I know most of it's in's and out's now. I use it with PHP and MySQL for web development.


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#9 2005-04-18 17:27:07

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I use thttpd mainly because I just use my home server to serve out files... so pacman -S thttpd && /etc/rc.d/thttpd start works great - no configuration needed, just toss files in /user/www/data

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#10 2005-04-18 17:42:14

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

Apache. Used to read Karl May in my youth.


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#11 2005-04-22 09:44:42

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

apache, as its a way to shoe horn oss into a windows env and show off the benifits of oss in a corp env (my boss is very pleased with apache/mysql/php esp the speed compared to iis)


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#12 2005-04-22 17:31:53

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

hmm - some older benchmarks I found:
http://www.litespeedtech.com/benchmark.html

I may have to check out lighttpd...

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#13 2005-04-22 18:20:50

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

I'm not a httpd guru (read: I don't need any special features), but as for now I use lighttpd as my small web server. It's pretty simple, yet robust. Configuration is a breeze, everything's in one place, documentation covers all the important things in a nice manner. Moreover, benchmarks show it to be more efficient than apache, although it doesn't concern me that much ;-)

Apache is obviously a good piece of software, but with robustness comes the complicity. Like not even being sure what's the compress module for apache2 (*points at cactus*) ;-)

I've tried lighttpd solely for fun and, well, managed to set up some things I wouldn't even bother to set with apache (i.e. I wouldn't bother to browse all those modules docs, seeking the right thing).

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#14 2005-04-22 19:01:59

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

My initial findings and some info. I think lighttpd would server as an excellent backend for an apache proxying frontent.

http://e.solarblue.net/index.php/2005/04/21/48/


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#15 2005-04-22 21:22:22

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Re: Which www daemon do you use, and why?

IIS with FrontPage 2002 extensions on my Wimpy server, and Apache2 on Linux.

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