Lightweight http servers

There are situations when you need to serve just a set of static html pages. Apache is of course able to handle it with ease. But in this context it might be like using cannon to hit a fly. Simpler http server would be a better option for reasons like
– speed
– memory needs
– less complex piece of software ~ lower chance to contain a bug

If you agree, then look around some lightweight http server like thttpd , lighttpd (even sites like Youtube use it) and others. Nice post about Lightweight Web servers can be found at IBM DeveloperWorks website

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