Installing Magento on Lighttpd 1.4.X via FastCGI

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If you are familiar with Lighttpd, it does not support .htaccess, thus the out of the box magento installation won’t work. Never fear, however, for a simple server configuration change makes it all better.

  1. $HTTP["host"] =~ "^(www.)?$" {
  2.     = ""
  3.         server.document-root  = "/var/www/"
  4.         server.error-handler-404 = "/index.php"
  5. }

Essentially, this forwards all non-existent urls in index.php for routing. Simple.

keep in mind, that this solution will kill your google ranking and is just a stupid quick and dirty solution