disable lighttpd access log

How to Disable Lighttpd Access Log

Lighttpd is a fast, secure, flexible server used for high-speed environments. By default, lighttpd logs all requests to the server. Sometimes you may want to disable Lighttpd access logs. In this short article, we will learn how to disable lighttpd access log.


How to Disable Lighttpd Access Log

Here are the steps to disable Lighttpd access log.


1. Open lighttpd configuration file

Open Lighttpd configuration file in a text editor.

$ sudo vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd. conf


2. Disable Access Logging

Look for the following lines

accesslog.filename = "..."
AND
accesslog.use-syslog = "enable"

You can remove them or comment them by adding # at its beginning

#accesslog.filename = "..."
AND
#accesslog.use-syslog = "enable"

When you remove or comment the above lines, Lighttpd will stop access logging for you.


3. Restart Lighttpd Server

Restart Lighttpd server with the following command to apply changes.

$ /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

That’s it. In this short article, we have learnt how to disable access logging in Lighttpd.

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