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Simplify Dropbox URLs with Lighttpd

Some time ago I posted on how to simplify your dropbox URLs by using .htaccess files within Apache web server. Now that I’ve switched to Lighttpd I needed to find the equivalent. Here is what I came up with: ## dropbox redirection server.modules += ( “mod_redirect” ) $HTTP[“url”] =~ “^/dropbox/(.*)” { url.redirect = ( “^/dropbox/(.*)”… Read More »

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Simplest WordPress Permalink Solution for Lighttpd

As some of you have read, I recently switched this production web server over to Lighttpd, and so far I am very much impressed.  I have been tinkering with Lighttpd for some time, and I really feel it is a fine replacement for Apache.  It supports all the same basic modules that I need (mod_rewrite,… Read More »

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Server Migration Complete

Well it appears that the server migration is complete, and so far I am very happy with the results.  First of all, I don’t think there was much downtime, if any at all.  The only oddity that I encountered was regarding DNS propogation, and there is only so much you can do about that.  Here… Read More »

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Web Server Rebuild and Migration: Apache to lighttpd

I know many of you may think I’ve given up and stopped blogging completely. That is not entirely the case. I’ve been overloaded at work, doing over 160 hrs over two weeks in late January and continuing to work later hours than the normal 9-5. Things appear to be slowing down a bit so I’m… Read More »

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Install Lighttpd with PHP FastCGI on Ubuntu 8.10

In my attempts to performance tune the blog I’ve been looking at alternate web servers, primarily lighttpd.  One of the initial issues that I had with an attempted migration was that of enabling php.  With Apache php had been simple, but lighttpd needed a bit more. To install a php fastcgi enabled web server using… Read More »

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