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Lighttpd support? (4 posts)

  1. jondaley
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I saw the note in the readme about contacting the author if I am interested in having it work with lighttpd, so here I am...

    I tried a couple of the solutions posted around the internet, mostly the ones that involve tricking w3tc into thinking that it is running on nginx, and had some success with that, in terms of getting the "disk: enhanced" stuff working properly (though the error messages appeared at the top of every admin page, so perhaps it is not working perfectly).

    I use dbcache and supercache, and mostly do pretty well, but if the blog has a giveaway, and gets a couple thousand comments, things start to drag, and I was hoping w3tc would be able to help out with that.

    But, I think perhaps what I really want is a plugin that automatically puts the site in lockdown mode if the cpu load goes above a certain threshold... that plugin doesn't seem to exist, so maybe I'll have to write my own.

    But, anyway, if w3tc supported lighttpd, I'd take another look at it.



  2. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately, there simply do not appear to be a lot of people wanting support for more than nginx and apache / litespeed. If you can help rally interest, I'll take a look.

  3. jondaley
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'd guess that people just use supercache if they are on lighttpd, so you probably don't hear about requests. But, you are right that most people on shared hosting would just want apache, but presumably the people who are interested in high performance are the ones not running on shared hosting, and who are more interested in non-apache servers for the greatly increased performance.

  4. pepe
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would also like support for lighttpd. I don't think you have to actually do much except add some rewrite rules to the installation FAQ and a check for lighttpd in one of the PHP files.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:3gIMPAuhfgQJ:www.hostmasteroftheday.com/2013/02/w3-total-cache-lighttpd-minify (the LUA script would seem to be unnecessary with the proper rewrite rules)

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