lighttpd vs apache

Hi

i am new to ruby on rails and i want host my own server on ruby on rails
but i need small clarification about which webserver is best LIGHTTPD or APACHE

i have read some mixed reaction on lighttpd and apache …
some say lighttpd is fast . and some say apache is fast if we configure it properly .
what to the geeks of this group have to say :slight_smile:

is ruby on rails relly fast on lighttp ?
Are the benchmarks on the lighttpd site really fake or real
http://www.lighttpd.net/benchmark/

–GFAD

Litespeed +1

Andreas Schwarz wrote:

coolest geek wrote:

Litespeed (litespeedtech.com).

i have read some mixed reaction on lighttpd and apache ..
some say lighttpd is fast . and some say apache is fast if we configure it properly .

Here's a thought; they are both fast.

is ruby on rails relly fast on lighttp ?

Yes.

Are the benchmarks on the lighttpd site really fake or real
http://www.lighttpd.net/benchmark/

If you don't believe them, Google around for other benchmarks. They should be easy to come by. Or test yourself.

+1 here too; I've tried everything bar the kitchen sink and have found
litespeed with either lsapi or proxying to multiple mongrels to be the most
stable and easy to deploy/manage

if you don't need lots of backend servers lsapi is really fast and easy to set
up, and litespeed itself is pretty lightweight on resources (comparable to
lighty) - it also has decent equivalency with apache for common htaccess type
stuff

lighttpd still has issues with it's proxy module (fix is imminent afaik) so
avoid using it in that role like the plague