[CentOS] Tiny webserver to run as root

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 17:15:52 UTC 2010

RedShift wrote:
> Hi all
> Does anyone have a suggestion for some software, a tiny webserver that is able to run as root and execute CGI scripts? It should be smaller than apache and preferably even smaller than lighttpd. It doesn't need a whole lot of features, it only needs to be able to execute CGI scripts.
> I have tried a few: nanoweb (which is written in php as well) but has some problems with CGI scripts and when it runs in multi process mode it brings the system load up to exactly 1.00. Nullhttpd, but it's old and unmaintained. Tinyhttpd isn't up for the job as well (kept crashing at times).

Ngnix might work for you, but I'd probably try dropping all the unnecessary 
modules from apache first to get the size down - and remember that if you run in 
multi-process mode the memory will be mostly shared.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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