Archive for March, 2012

WordPress on lighttpd with pretty permalinks

• Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Even though wordpress runs very well on lighttpd (lightty), information on how to set this up is quite scattered around the net. On top, most of the explanations refer to one another, and only a few have proper explanations on what is going on — even though many are very helpful and may even work in some/many cases.

One otherwise good write-up is the one done by Joe Crobak, but I think it is not fully correct as it suggests the two alternative methods below to be used in parallel (which is not really be needed).

My take on this (which could also be incorrect… so I advice the reader to dig into the details of this before deploying it) is as follows: