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

Install lighttpd

# 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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