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Re: Running a web server on 256 RAM

homburg tips-Q com wrote:
On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 21:08:15 -0700
Dave Stevens <geek uniserve com> wrote:

Quoting homburg tips-Q com:

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:46:55 +0200
James Matthews <nytrokiss gmail com> wrote:

Good, I am now trying that out!

Late to this thread. If "that" was not lighttpd, I
highly recommend it and use it on our site. I uses
considerably less resources than Apache and is
significantly faster. BTW, YouTube and wikipedia also
use lighttpd.

Lighttpd is used by some of the biggest websites, including
sites such as YouTube, Wikipedia and meebo. Wikimedia uses
Lighttpd for some of its services[4][5][6][7] as does
SourceForge.[7][8] Three of the most famous torrent listing
websites, The Pirate Bay, Mininova and isoHunt, which have
more than 1,000 hits per second, also use Lighttpd.[9]
Lighttpd currently holds fifth place on the Netcraft "Web
Server Survey" (November 2008).[10]"

Looks like that page is outdated, or hasn't caught the attention of the editors recently.


"Wikipedia currently runs on dedicated clusters of Linux servers (mainly Ubuntu[96][97]), with a few OpenSolaris machines for ZFS. As of February 2008, there were 300 in Florida, 26 in Amsterdam, and 23 in Yahoo!'s Korean hosting facility in Seoul.[98] Wikipedia employed a single server until 2004, when the server setup was expanded into a distributed multitier architecture. In January 2005, the project ran on 39 dedicated servers located in Florida. This configuration included a single master database server running MySQL, multiple slave database servers, 21 web servers running the Apache HTTP Server, and seven Squid cache servers."


Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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