Lighttpd PHP FastCGI Configuration


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Lighttpd PHP FastCGI Server

Lighttpd is a web server and load balancer optimized for speed-critical environments products while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible. It is used by many high-traffic websites, including Youtube.

Lighttpd supports dynamic HTTP content such as PHP scripts using the FastCGI interface.




Core Features:

  • Base Operating System: Debian GNU.
  • Secure and easy to maintain: Auto-updated daily with latest Debian security patches. Optional monitoring and email notification of system alerts.
  • 1-click backup and restore: smart backup and data migration software saves changes to files, databases and package management to encrypted storage which a system can be automatically restored from.
  • Dynamic DNS: Associates your IP with a custom domain.
  • Logical Volume Management: 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 (Web CLI): secure command line access from any web browser.
  • Web management interface (WebUI) (Webmin):
    • Listens on port 12321 (uses SSL).
    • Modern responsive theme: 'Authentic'.
    • 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 (note not proper interactive shell).
      • Simple file upload/download.
      • File manager (HTML5).
      • Custom commands.
    • Hardware modules:
      • Partitions on local disks.
      • Logical volume management.
  • Simple configuration console (cli):
    • Displays basic usage information.
    • Configure networking.
    • Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates.
    • Mail SMTP relay setup.
    • Proxy settings.
    • Region and timezone.
    • Other global system settings.
  • 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.
  • 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/python2.7/html
      # later...
      cd $pydoc
  • Automatic time synchronization with NTP


Distribution Features:

  • Lighttpd configurations:
    • Lighttpd configured with FastCGI PHP support.
    • All components installed and maintaiend through the package management system.
  • TurnKey Web Control panel with links to useful references and resources.
  • 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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