Nginx PHP FastCGI Server

Nginx is a web server, load balancer and reverse proxy with a strong focus on performance, high concurency (over 10,000 simultaneous connections), and low memory usage. It powers many of the world's largest websites. Nginx can deploy dynamic HTTP content such as PHP scripts using the FastCGI interface.


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Core Features:

  • Base distribution: TurnKey 12.1 based on Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze), TurnKey 13 based on Debian 7.1 (Wheezy)
  • Smart backups (TKLBAM): automated backup and restore, with system migration capabilities
  • Secure and easy to maintain: auto-updated daily with latest security patches
  • Dynamic DNS (hubdns): associates your IP with a custom domain or the free *.tklapp.com domain
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM): instead of installing to a fixed size partition, a Logical Volume is first created by default, and this may later be expanded, even across multiple physical devices
  • AJAX web shell (shellinabox) - secure command line access from any web browser
  • Web management interface (Webmin)
    • Listens on port 12321 (uses SSL)
    • Mac OS X themed
    • Network modules
      • Firewall configuration (with example configuration)
      • Network configuration
    • System modules
      • Backup and migration (TKLBAM)
      • Configure time, date and timezone
      • Configure users and groups
      • Manage software packages
      • Change passwords
      • System logs
    • Tool modules
      • Text editor
      • Shell commands
      • Simple file upload/download
      • File manager (needs support for Java in browser)
      • Custom commands
    • Hardware modules
      • Partitions on local disks
      • Logical volume management
  • Simple configuration console (confconsole)
    • Displays basic usage information
    • Configure networking
  • First boot initialization
    • Prompt user for passwords
    • Regenerates SSL and SSH cryptographic keys
    • Installs latest security updates, unless user chooses to defer this for later
    • Uses GeoIP to automatically configure closest APT package archive for maximum network performance
  • Command line power tools
    • Smart, programmable bash shell completion: helps you get more done with fewer keystrokes.
    • Support for $HOME/.bashrc.d shell hooks
    • Persistent environment variables (see $HOME/.bashrc.d/penv):
penv-set pydoc /usr/share/doc/python2.6/html
exit

# later...
cd $pydoc
  • Automatic time synchronization with NTP

Distribution Features:


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  • Nginx configured to proxy PHP requests to the PHP-FastCGI daemon.
  • Includes TurnKey Web Control panel with links to useful references and resources (convenience).
  • SSL support out of the box
  • PHPMyAdmin administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL)
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery)
  • Webmin modules for configuring PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

Webmin, SSH, MySQL, phpMyAdmin: username root
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