Just out of curiosity has SMF thought about using lightspeed web sever to reduce load?
Also I hope you didn't have to much work to do.
Do all that by yourself seems rather hard.
well in my opinion, doing that on the SMF site while apache is still so popular isn't the best of ideas.. afterall the SMF home site is the last place a "build" is tested on the teams side, before closed beta etc..
doing so could perhaps leave a bug or something for a larger population?
or if i have things mixed up (like what kind of issues a different webserver software could cause) it could at the least trick the team into thinking there is a bug when its really lightspeed?