How to install Lighttpd web server on Ubuntu

Lighttpd is a free and open source secure, fast and lightweight web server software. It comes with FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting options.

Install Lighttpd on Ubuntu

Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command.It will install the latest version of lighttpd on your system.

sudo apt install lighttpd -y

Start Lighttpd:

After the installation, you can start lighttpd web server using below command.

sudo systemctl start lighttpd

Test Lighttpd Installation:

Once Lighttpd is started, you can test it by opening any web browser and go to the below url if you are installing it locally.


You can also try with your server’s IP address or domain name.

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If you have installed Lighttpd correctly, You should see the following page:

Lighttpd web server on Ubuntu

The DocumentRoot, which is the directory under which all your Website files should exist, is set to /var/www/html.
The default directory index is index.html and The default configuration for Lighttpd is located in the /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf file.

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