Installing The Lighttpd Web Server

Installing The Lighttpd Web Server:
written by EON Mar 10, 2012 (Estimated Time: 5 mins)

EON 1.0 and higher no longer embeds Apache or Perl. If a web server is needed, there are 3 web server options (Apache, Lighttpd and Nignx). The web servers can be installed together but will require configuration edits to run simultaneously because the default settings are configured for port 80 and 443.

Let's show how to install and run the Lighttpd Web Server. With this EON release, 2 programs were introduced to simplify installs. One is the internet package installer, "rail" and the other "emp" is a program to start/stop/restart
all the various programs.

Pre-requisite(s): The Binary Kit must be installed.
                         PHP must be installed (or comment the fastcgi.server section in /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf)

This assumes Internet connectivity is working and the binary kit has already been installed. So, let's install the Lighttpd Web Server.
rail install light  
install light ...
 found local /usr/local/.store/lighttpd-1.4.30.tgz
 (md5 pass: 489ee7490c0a54800b7c6e872fe84b9b)
 installing: /usr/local/.store/lighttpd-1.4.30.tgz ... done

That's it, Lighttpd 1.4.30 is installed. Now let's start the Lighttpd web server
, with "emp". Then, point your favorite browser to the IP address of your EON Server and you should see
emp light start
 light: start

Let's view the running Lighttpd processes.
emp light show
1118  /usr/local/light/sbin/lighttpd -f /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf
  1119  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
    1120  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
  1121  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
    1122  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
  1123  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
    1124  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
  1125  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
    1126  /usr/local/php/bin/php-cgi
  1127  /usr/local/light/sbin/lighttpd -f /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf
  1128  /usr/local/light/sbin/lighttpd -f /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf
  1129  /usr/local/light/sbin/lighttpd -f /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf
  1130  /usr/local/light/sbin/lighttpd -f /usr/local/light/etc/lighttpd.conf

To see other options for simply run "emp". The highlight below says, for apache, lighttpd, and nginx the options start, stop, restart and show are possible.

usage: /usr/bin/emp name [ action ]
       afp [ start | stop ]
       apache | light | nginx [ start | stop | restart | show ]
       bind | dhcpd [ start | stop | restart ]
       daap | mtomb [ start | stop ]
       ndd [ start ]
       nfs [ start | stop | restart ]
       hotplug | powerd [ start | stop ]
       java [ start | show ]
       nscd | ntpd [ start | stop | restart ]
       osx [ start | stop ]
       postfix [ start | stop ]
       rsyncd [ start | stop | restart ]
       sabnzb | sickbeard | couchpotato [ start | stop ]
       transmission [ start | stop ]
       zswap | zdump [ start | stop | show ]

The Lighttpd web server is pre-configured with a self-signed CA certificate. You can (and should) generate your own unique self-signed CA cert using ""
EON Storage self signed CA certificate generator

usage: /usr/local/bin/ [ a | l | n ]
       a = apache | l = lighttpd | n = nginx

To generate a certificate for Lighttpd. The highlight shows the pre-configured certificate, already exist. l
EON Storage self signed CA certificate generator [light]

 light certificate/key: exist already 
 exiting: NO changes made 

To remove the pre-configured certificate and generate a unique certificate.
rm /usr/local/light/etc/server.pem l

Configuration file location(s):

Log file location(s):