I’m a long time user of Apache - first 1.3.x and then 2.x for about two
years now I guess. People
seem to be raving about Lighttpd, and, from what I’ve read, it appears
to perform much better than
Apache, especially with lots of connections*.
Is Lighttpd easier to configure, setup, etc.? Any other compelling
reasons to switch to it? I feel
like I have a lot of stuff added in to Apache (various mods, mod_rewrite
rules, etc.) - maybe use
them both in parallel?
- Yesterday I received over 20,000 visits from Googlebot to one site,
and many more hits to other
sites from Googlebot and other bots - server load was around 8-10 most
of the day. (These sites
don’t use much caching - client or server side - but I plan on switching
them to Rails and
utilizing its caching).