lighttpd - a fast, secure and flexible web server
lighttpd [-ptDvVh] -f configfile [-m moduledir]
lighttpd (pronounced ’lighty’) is an advanced HTTP daemon that aims to
be secure, fast, compliant and very flexible. It has been optimized
for high performance. Its feature set includes, but is not limited to,
FastCGI, CGI, basic and digest HTTP authentication, output compression,
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details on
how to configure lighttpd and its modules see the files in the doc-
The following options are supported:
Load configuration file configfile.
Use moduledir as the directory that contains modules, instead
of the default.
-p Print the parsed configuration file in its internal form and
-t Test the configuration file for syntax errors and exit.
-D Do not daemonize (go into background). The default is to
-v Show version and exit.
-V Show compile-time features and exit.
-h Show a brief help message and exit.
The standard location for the configuration file.
The standard location for the PID of the running lighttpd
Online Documentation: http://wiki.lighttpd.net/
Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1, RFC 2616.
HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication, RFC 2617.
The Common Gateway Interface Version 1.1, RFC 3875.
The FastCGI specification.
Jan Kneschke <firstname.lastname@example.org>