Start / Stop / Restart Lighttpd Web Server

How do I start / stop or restart lighttpd web server under Linux / UNIX operating systems?

Most Linux distro includes lighttpd control script. Try following as per your distribution / UNIX version.

CentOS / Fedora / RHEL Linux – Start lighttpd

# /etc/init.d/lighttpd start
OR systemd based CentOS/RHEL 7.x & Fedora Linux latest:
# systemctl start lighttpd

CentOS / Fedora / RHEL Linux – Stop lighttpd

# /etc/init.d/lighttpd stop
OR systemd based CentOS/RHEL 7.x & Fedora Linux latest:
# systemctl stop lighttpd

CentOS / Fedora / RHEL Linux – Restart lighttpd

# /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart
OR systemd based CentOS/RHEL 7.x & Fedora Linux latest:
# systemctl restart lighttpd

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3 comments… add one
  • helloworld Sep 9, 2016 @ 8:54

    Wow revelation !!!!!
    High level

  • PNA Prasanna Sep 9, 2016 @ 17:09

    Can you please explain what is the diff between Http and light http?

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