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« on: June 23, 2007, 03:58:06 am »
http://www.lighttpd.net/

They claim some advantages in speed and memory footprint (good) then go on to talk about scaling advantages (probably not a Z issue).

Obviously Apache is "standard"  bught lighttpd is seeing some use--would it be noticeably more efficient on a Z do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 04:37:23 am »
Unless you do web developement on your Z stand alone (IE when you are not connected to any network) I see no reason at all for running any web server on a handheld.

On the other hand if you are a web developer and sometimes you just haveto deveolp when the only thing you have avalible is your Z you could then (and only then) start up the webserver. If you are in this circumstance you will almost likely want to use the same web server that you use in production so in most cases that's apache.

So my point of view is: take apache out of the automatically started services and only start it up when you really need it.  And this is also applied to whatever other webserver you might need.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 11:47:58 am »
Lighttpd is amazing - we use it for a huge website - it works like a charm and it much better than apache.

Sash and I actually discussed making all the preference and settings into .php webpages and commandline versions
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 12:43:00 pm »
Oh ... well if that's the case why don't you use thttpd ... it's even lighter that lighthttpd and it works fine with php. If it'll be used mainly for the config stuff (as I said above I se no real reason for having a real web server on a handheld appart from some coding ecceptions) thttpd will probabbly do fine ;-)

I had a wireless network authentication system working with thttpd/php/mysql
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 02:22:10 pm »
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Sash and I actually discussed making all the preference and settings into .php webpages and commandline versions
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wwwoffle can run local cgi scripts. This could be used for such this purpose. I think many users would find it more useful to have a proxy like wwwoffle running on their systems than a full-fledged high-performance webserver.
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