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Pro Fast and built for scalability
Lighttpd is event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking and single threaded. This allows lighttpd to be manage resources more efficiently compared to thread-based models (like Apache).
Pro Simple setup for static content
Lighttpd offers a more basic set of functions out of the box compared most web servers. Extra functionality can be added via modules.
Pro Free and open source
Con No built-in WSGI support
Lighttpd lacks Web Server Gateway Interface support.