Lighttpd Web Server Training Course


Lighttpd is a secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible open-source web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other web servers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd an excellent choice for high-performance web applications.

In this instructor-led, live course, we cover the essentials of installing, configuring, securing, optimizing and managing a Lighttpd server. Discussions are interactive and practice exercises are carried out by all participants.

Format of the Course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice.


  • Some server administration experience.
  • Linux command-line experience.


  • System administrators
  • DevOps
  • Web application developers wishing to improve web server performance

Course Outline


  • lighttpd vs Apache vs nginx

Installing Lighttpd

Configuring Lighttpd

Virtual Hosting with Lighttpd

Controlling Content Downloading in Lighttpd

Streaming Content with Lighttpd

Tracking Visitors

Setting up Authentication and Encryption on Lighttpd

Securing Lighttpd

Containing Lighttpd

Optimizing Lighttpd

Summary and Conclusion

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