Best web server for static content hosting on Linux

There are quite a few web server software daemons that can be used for almost any content hosting, but for high performance and fast static content hosting the choice is not that big.

Zeus (commercial)
Lighttpd (free)
Nginx (free)
Thttpd (free)
Cherokee (free)

We have tested quite a few http server daemons listed above (except Zeus). If you are looking for basic hosting, here is some great Linux web hosts.

My top server software would be:

Nginx and Cherokee. Easy to use, easy configuration, lightweight and very reliable. I do not pay for the software I can get for free, sorry folks that develop Zeus ;)

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