Nginx is an open source reverse proxy server, load balancer, HTTP cache, and a web server. The Nginx project started with a strong focus on high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. Users have been moving to Nginx because of the high performance and stability and as of February 2014, Nginx is hosting around 15% of all web servers according to Netcraft’s Web Server Survey.
In this tutorial we’ll cover install and configuring Nginx, PHP (with PHP-FPM) and MySql server.
1. Install MySql server
apt-get install mysql-server Continue reading
sSMTP is an extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub. It contains no suid-binaries or other dangerous things – no mail spool to poke around in, and no daemons running in the background. Mail is simply forwarded to the configured mailhost. Extremely easy configuration.
This is ideal for web servers to avoid running MTA daemons like sendmail, Exim and Postfix which use up resources on the server.
1. Install sSMTP (Note: Any previously installed MTA will be removed)
apt-get install ssmtp Continue reading
Here’s a basic guide on how to get Apache2, PHP5 and MySql working on most Debian based distros in a few easy steps.
1. Install Apache2 and PHP5 (as an Apache module)
apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql Continue reading
eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator & optimizer. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times.
eAccelerator only works with mod_php or php in fastcgi mode. It can’t be used in cgi or cli because eAccelerator needs to set up shared memory, and this can only be done when all php instances that need to access it are forks of the first process.
1. Download the eAccelerator source. The latest version is mirrored on www.debiantutorials.com as it’s not available on the official site anymore.
cd /tmp Continue reading
apache2-mpm-itk is an MPM (Multi-Processing Module) for the Apache web server. mpm-itk allows you to run each of your vhost under a separate uid and gid — in short, the scripts and configuration files for one vhost no longer have to be readable for all the other vhosts.
1. Install the apache2-mpm-itk package
apt-get install apache2-mpm-itk Continue reading
Dotdeb provides a repository with PHP 5.3 for lenny and it’s easy to upgrade:
1. Add these lines to the apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)
deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all Continue reading
deb-src http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all
MailWatch for MailScanner is a web-based front-end to MailScanner written in PHP, MySQL and JpGraph. It comes with a CustomConfig module for MailScanner which causes MailScanner to log all message data (excluding body text) to a MySQL database which is then queried by MailWatch for reporting and statistics.
1. Install Apache2, MySql server and PHP5 with required modules. You may already have some or all of these packages installed.
apt-get install apache2 php5-cli php5 mysql-server libdbd-mysql-perl php5-gd php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 Continue reading
PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
1. Install the PEAR framework
get install php-pear Continue reading
XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load. It overcomes a lot of problems that has been with other competing opcachers such as being able to be used with new PHP versions.
1. Installing the XCache package
apt-get install php5-xcache Continue reading
This tutorial is for older Debian versions and may not work for current versions. Please refer to the links below to find a newer tutorial.
The Zend Optimizer enables you to run Zend Guard encoded files.
1. Download a copy of Zend Optimizer / Guard from the location below and put it into /tmp
http://www.zend.com/en/products/guard/downloads Continue reading