Lighttpd Reviews & Product Details

Senior Software Developer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lighttpd put low load on your CPU and provide you optimized speed for hosting your website.

Basically its a web Server that is open source and can run over Linux and windows.

Moreover applications built with any programming language can be supported.

Main thing is that it balance your system load. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support IIS api that is ISAPI.

In simple words it doesn't support multitier architecture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used it beacuse its flexible and strong plus provides good handling in high performance systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is Lighttpd?

Lighttpd is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible.

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Lighttpd is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible.


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C#/C++ CT/CTI Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It provides the best Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility.

I can have all of that for free by using this product. Also it uses less resources than others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has small community and some compatibility issues with the configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is free & open source software! The best tool you can have! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of my resource related problems are finally solved!

It changed my server performance to High! Every customer was reporting slow performance before i use this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Customer Care Engineer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Probably my favorite aspect of lighttpd is it's reliability. Granted I don't use it at an enterprise level necessarily, but I've never had a single issue with it. It simply does what it's supposed to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing to dislike. It's free/open-source and comes packaged with a lot of other open source stuff on the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Lighttpd is fast and lightweight. It does what is expected (serves files/works with various languages) and I've never encountered any issues in using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For one lighttpd is known for being lightweight and speedy. It's certainly sped up our processes where it's used and is extremely stable. It handles everything I've thrown at it without a hitch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Administration
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

LightHTTPD has come a long way and definitely lives up to its name. By far one of the best web servers out there!

1) Fast and easy to setup and deploy

2) Unmatched stability and speed

3) Easy to administer

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What do you dislike?

There isn't anything that I dislike about this program I can't speak enough about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I worked for a web hosting company we use this program because of the extreme ease of setup and we needed a web server that would handle a high load of requests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems and Engineering Technologist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lighttpd is a great webserver to host applications online. I like how it's reliable to use and has many years of usage experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lighttpd is an open sourced web server so it's not that easy to use if your technical skills aren't the best Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lighttpd allows our team to scale web applications with ease and it is a cost effective solution TCO wise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Programmer
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

First of all lighttpd is an open source and free tool. It offers better set of functions compared to other servers.

It is single threaded and non blocking tool which makes us manage our resources more efficiently. It is easy to use and more simple to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lighttpd sometimes didn't perform well and it lacks in supporting WSGI.

It is not compatible with some Apache configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All my web server related problems came to an end with Lighttpd as I need not to worry about my memory consumption as it can be used with low main memory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This rocks small footprint and fast. Works out of the box and just a breeze to use. Embeddable and very useful above what I thought it would do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Download of it... busy servers tell how popular it is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kiosks server and inhouse app server for floating apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lighttpd is non-concurrent server, has no memory related issue, and gives you secure,fast and a very flexible web services! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no inbuilt support for WSGI and it can be very slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that you improve compatibility issues. If you want a quick and reliable server you should absolutely use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lighttpd helps me with many of my web server related problems and I no longer have to worry about my memory consumption because it can be used with low main memory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lighttpd as it pronounced Lighty is really fast, convenient, secure and reliable server. It has a very less CPU load usage. I have been using this server in my corporate and it always has 100 % uptime. Moreover it is free and open source. I have used Java with other web applications to connect with this server and it support web applications written in any programming language.

If you want to have light and fast server then you can surely opt for this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Other Servers Like NGINX, APACHE provide better support rather than Lighttpd.

Moreover for large CGI files this server don't work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have been using this for corporate work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Lighttpd provides more performance in the same CPU, RAM.

We can use to get high performance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In Lighttpd No SPDY.

Also, there is no HTTP/2 support in lighttpd. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We able to get high performance in the same server that we use other server software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like Lighttpd because I can run it behind the Apache via Apache's proxy module. So in this way, I don´t need to have or add a new server in order to utilize it and It is Extremely fast especially for static content by using low memory footprint and helps in having more connections. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Lighttpd will have stability issues and also incompatibility with some of the Apache configurations. Lighttpd is small development with less support community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that you improve some configurations to improve your stability in Apache and also the customer support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lighttpd has helped me in my work giving me class performance benefits by organized into Apache modules such as PHP and I can run it behind the Apache via Apache's proxy module. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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