Richard Hipp's single file webserver written in C ↦
Althttpd is a simple webserver that has run the sqlite.org website since 2004. Althttpd strives for simplicity, security, and low resource usage.
As of 2018, the althttpd instance for sqlite.org answers about 500,000 HTTP requests per day (about 5 or 6 per second) delivering about 50GB of content per day (about 4.6 megabits/second) on a $40/month Linode. The load average on this machine normally stays around 0.1 or 0.2. About 19% of the HTTP requests are CGI to various Fossil source-code repositories.
Richard has a knack for creating simple, high quality tools. When we did our (now legendary) show with him back in 2016, he was quite keen on coming back at some point to discuss Fossil. Should we make that happen?
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Yes, please explore getting Dr Hipp back on the show! Fossil has evolved all sorts of features, including a forum (see for example https://fossil-scm.org/forum/forumpost/99f831e53ae3b6f6?t=h) and a new dialect of the PIC diagram language (pikchr.org)
Mt Holly, NC
I’m with jshoyer. I’d love to hear more about fossil as this was the first time I had ever heard about it. Looks super interesting.
Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.
Okay then we’ll get to work on it!