How to install Lighttpd
nstalling Lighttpd :
Lighttpd is available via the RPMForge repositories
RPMForege i386 install
# rpm –import http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
# rpm -Uvh http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/RPMS.dag/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
RPMForge x86_64 or 64bit install
rpm –import http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
rpm -Uvh http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/RPMS.dag/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
# yum install lighttpd
Configure Lighttpd to startup automatically when system starts
# chkconfig lighttpd on
Create required run directory and give user lighttpd permission. (typically if your yum install of lighttpd server is not working this is the fix to the problem)
# mkdir -p /var/run/lighttpd/
# chown lighttpd /var/run/lighttpd
Check that Apache is not running
# service httpd status
httpd is stopped
Start lighttpd server
# service lighttpd start
Lighttpd Default Paths
Directory Root (where to put your website files): /srv/www/lighttpd/
Lighttpd Config File: /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
Lighttpd log files: /var/log/lighttpd/
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