new user questions. (Before I back myself into a corner!)

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Wed Nov 24 04:46:13 UTC 2010

On Tue 23 Nov 2010 at 17:43:32 PST Beech Rintoul wrote:
>On Tuesday 23 November 2010 13:55:51 Dave wrote:
>> Have a small web server, again I've read that Apache can do a good job,
>> but I don't want (nor need) all it's facilities, in particular I need to
>> lock it down so no "Put's" can happen for a start!  The web pages are
>> simple flat form, text and static graphics, with a little client side
>> scripting, purely to find the client's local date and time, to select the
>> graphic to serve.
>Two good choices for a lightweight webserver would be:
>www/cherokee  Easy to configure
>www/lighttpd  Also lightweight and easy to configure

Another good one is www/hiawatha  - fast, secure, easy to configure

Despite popular misimpressions, there are many more webservers out there
besides Apache and IIS. It will probably be well worth your time, Dave,
to spend some time at, browsing the www category.

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