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Most of the web browsers used today have the same common features; therefore, it’s easy for users to make the transition from using one browser to another. This is an advantage that it is not found on the server side. Web servers are specialized programs, not expected to be used by the average user. Therefore, the graphical user interface (GUI), if the web server is supplied with one, or the commands used at the terminal for configuring and running the server may be completely different from one server to another. In this chapter, you will have the chance to use another open source web server, Lighttpd (called “Lighty”). You will run the server and identify characteristics that you used previously in Apache, like the document root and the virtual servers. Experimenting with a second server will make it easier for you to transition to a third one.
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