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On Sep 23, 2012, at 2:43 AM, g.lister <> wrote:

> I was wondering what are people doing for Lua web development and if anyone is using nginx as the HTTP server and how is Lua setup in this case.

While nginx is a fine piece of machinery, do you really need such a tight integration and its added complexity?

CGI is looked down at, but its simplicity and portability cannot be beaten.

A combination of, say, Acme Labs' thttpd [1] and Lua scripts could be a winner, at one tenth of nginx footprint.

Here is D. Richard Hipp on the discreet charm of cgi-bin: 

As well as a small, simple HTTP server implementation:

As always, your milage might vary.