There is a few web server built-in security features. For example, you can add security modules to Apache web server; however, this makes Apache too large and complicated.

Good news here! Hiawatha is a secure and fast web server. It built-in many features and functions to prevent your web server from being attack. It is very easy to configure and its size is quiet small, about 200kb in size.

When running PHP, your site will running very fast without installing Zend or alike to tune the performance of PHP script. Amazing?

I wrote a tutorial about how to build the highest secured web server with Hiawatha and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server. I reform the name to LHMP (Linux, Hiawatha, MySQL and PHP).

The tutorial is here.