0x0f0f0f - Alessandro Cheli

darkhttpd : you'll love static

Published 31 January 2019

Tags: #foss, #good-stuff

darkhttpd - wiki is my favorite web server. It does one thing and it does it good: serve static files correctly.

The overall best feature I've found in darkhttpd is that it is configured via command line arguments, so you can wrap the configuration of each one of your web servers into it's runit/OpenRC service!

Running a static webserver will help you reduce overhead and lets you reduce the resource usage of your services.

You can easily install it by running:

In Void Linux:

# xbps-install -S darkhttpd

In Alpine Linux:

# apk add darkhttpd