Installing Lighttpd, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu

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If you are not getting a package on Ubuntu, please check to see if your /etc/apt/sources.list file is updated. This is common with most VPS providers On VPS, especially with challenging small memory limit (e.g. 64MB or 128MB) lighttpd is the best option instead of Apache. In this article I will show you how to do that. On a fresh box (which has no apache installed) type this to get lighttpd webserver installed [code]apt-get install lighttpd[/code] Now install PHP5 CGI package and PHP5 command line package [code]apt-get install php5-cgi php5-cli[/code] Edit the following file [code]nano /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini[/code] and uncomment this line [code]cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1[/code] Now enable fastcgi module [code]lighty-enable-mod fastcgi[/code] Restart Lighttpd [code]/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart[/code] You get the welcome page Lets install MySQL 5.1 server and client [code]apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client[/code] and…
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