This is the procedures for deploying a lighttpd + PHP server on Fedora. This has been done on Fedora 17 which systemd is built in.
Log in as "root" user before doing the followings:
$ su -
Install the "lighttpd", the "lighttpd-fastcgi", and the "php-cli" package.
$ sudo yum install php-cli lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi
- Gain access as user "root".
Open /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf and uncomment the line:
Open /etc/lighttpd/modules.conf and uncomment the line:
Open /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/fastcgi.conf and add the following lines:
fastcgi.server = ( ".php" => ( "localhost" => ( "socket" => "/var/run/lighttpd/php-fastcgi.socket", "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi" ) ) )
Create a lighttpd accessible directory for the socket:
$ mkdir -p /var/run/lighttpd $ chmod 775 /var/run/lighttpd $ chgrp lighttpd lighttpd
Configuration of Runtime
Open the port on the firewall, iptables, for the incoming connection:
$ iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
Start lighttpd by default:
$ systemctl enable lighttpd.service
Service Restart & Testing
Restart the lighttpd server:
# systemctl restart lighttpd.service
Create a file "test.php" in default home directory "/var/www/lighttpd/", with the following contents:
<?php echo phpinfo(); ?>
Open the page "http://localhost/test.php" for results.