Installing a webserver

Choosing a web server

(you can easily get an up-to-date list of httpd packages).

Popularity Contest (2007-11)

Comment

Name and version 1

CGI

size 2

inst

vote

old

recent

no-files

aolserver4 4.5.0

cgi

1.4M

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apache2-mpm-itk 2.2.3

cgi

7.2M

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Apache

apache2-mpm-worker 2.2.9

cgi

7.3M

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apache2-mpm-prefork 2.2.9

cgi

7.3M

25274

20907

1590

2769

8

apache2-mpm-event 2.2.9

cgi

7.3M

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boa 0.94.14

cgi

55M

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bozohttpd 20060517-6

cgi

127K

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caudium 1.4.12

cgi

11M

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cherokee 0.7.2

cgi

2.9M

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dhttpd 1.02a

no-cgi

77K

48

28

13

7

0

ebhttpd 1.0

no-cgi

238K

1

0

1

0

0

fnord 1.10

no-cgi

1.2M

24

4

18

2

0

lighttpd 1.4.19

cgi

38M

988

694

172

122

0

mathopd 1.5

cgi

225K

37

25

9

3

0

micro-httpd 20051212

no-cgi

73K

27

5

0

19

3

mini-httpd 1.19

cgi

123K

31

8

17

6

0

monkey 0.9.2-2

cgi + php

176K

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nginx 0.6.32

cgi

6M

266

144

101

19

2

Good load-balancer

thttpd 2.25

cgi

242K

261

189

46

26

0

used by d-i web installer

tntnet 1.6.3

cgi

1.5M

10

7

2

1

0

webfs 1.21

no-cgi

127K

69

40

24

5

0

yaws 1.77

cgi

51M

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see also wikipedia's Comparison_of_web_servers

  1. version in Debian/Testing, as of 2007-11 (1)

  2. Including dependencies, on a light system (2)