In this project, we will be exploring how to setup a Lighttpd Web Server on your Raspberry Pi. Lighttpd like NGINX is a fast and memory efficient alternative to Apache that is designed to have a relatively low memory footprint and a small CPU load, both of which are perfect qualities for the Raspberry Pi. One of the largest users of Lighttpd is the Wikimedia Foundation.
We will be exploring how to setup a basic Lighttpd server running off the default configuration, while also exploring on how to setup Lighttpd to work with PHP-FPM, as this does not work straight off the bat with the Raspbian version of Lighttpd.
There are a ton of other server projects for the Pi that you’re able to do. Each of them have their own pros and cons but the Pi makes for a great little device to test them all.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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