This quick guide will walk you through installing the lighttpd webserver on a raspberry Pi.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lighttpd
Once completed enter your pi’s ip address in a browser and if all has gone well your should see the holding page.
Now we will adjust some permissions to ensure the “Pi” user account can write files to the location where Lighttpd expects to find web pages. The /var/www directory is currently owned by the “root” user. So let’s make the “www-data” user and group the owner of the /var/www directory.
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
Allow the “www-data” group permission to write to /var/www
sudo chmod 775 /var/www
Add the “Pi” user to the “www-data” group.
sudo usermod -a -G www-data pi
For permissions to take effect reboot te Pi