Apache vs. Lighttpd

Sunday Jun 17th 2007 by Datamation.com Staff
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How does this rising star in the Web server space compare to the long-time market leader?

Scroll down to compare the features of Apache and Lighttpd:

  Apache Lighttpd Web Server
Server Type WEB WEB
Latest Version 2.2.0 1.4.15
Price Details 0 Free; open source BSD license
Rating 5 4
Vendor Apache Software Foundation lighthttpd
Description The predominant open source Web server Extremely fast, lightweight Web server
Features
Administration
GUI configuration
GUI setup
Remote administration
SNMP configurable/monitorable

Futureproofing/scalability
.Net compliant
64-bit port
Cluster support
IPv6 support
J2EE 1.4 certified
J2EE 1.4 compliant

Other Features
Multiple logs
Supports Microsoft ISAPI
Virtual servers
Web-based user interface

Programming/Scripting
Includes source
Own API
Own scripting/batch language
Supports external scripting/batch language

Security
ActiveDirectory authentication
Antispam features
Antivirus features
Built-in firewall capabilities
Built-in proxy capabilities
Internal user access scheme
LDAP authentication
Other/system authentication
SSL (hardware)
SSL (software)

Support
Commercial support available
Forum support
Free telephone support
GSA scheduled
Mailing list support
Service-level agreement offerings available

Administration
GUI configuration
GUI setup
Remote administration
SNMP configurable/monitorable

Futureproofing/scalability
.Net compliant
64-bit port
Cluster support
IPv6 support
J2EE 1.4 certified
J2EE 1.4 compliant

Other Features
Multiple logs
Supports Microsoft ISAPI
Virtual servers
Web-based user interface

Programming/Scripting
Includes source
Own API
Own scripting/batch language
Supports external scripting/batch language

Security
ActiveDirectory authentication
Antispam features
Antivirus features
Built-in firewall capabilities
Built-in proxy capabilities
Internal user access scheme
LDAP authentication
Other/system authentication
SSL (hardware)
SSL (software)

Support
Commercial support available
Forum support
Free telephone support
GSA scheduled
Mailing list support
Service-level agreement offerings available

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