Assuming you have a clean Ubuntu 10.10 system running go into the terminal and issue the following commands to install aptitude and Lighttpd:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install aptitude $ sudo aptitude install lighttpd
Verify that Lighttpd is running: http://localhost/ You should see a default placeholder webpage.
$ sudo aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client
Note: During the MySQL installation you will be prompted to set the root password.
Installing PHP (and some commonly used libraries – modify as needed):
$ sudo aptitude install php5-cgi php5-dev php5-curl php5-gd php5-idn php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-ps php5-pspell php5-recode php5-snmp php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl php5-common php5-mysql
In order to get Lighttpd and PHP working together you need to modify this file: /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini
$ sudo pico /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini
Inside the file look for the following line:
Change it to this:
Save and exit the file.
Finally here are the last few commands to enable the PHP configuration and FastCGI module as well as reloading the Lighttpd web server:
$ sudo lighty-enable-mod fastcgi $ sudo lighty-enable-mod fastcgi-php $ sudo service lighttpd force-reload
We can test out PHP with a simple script (see below). However, there are a few things to note first:
1. The Lighttpd default document root (On Ubuntu 10.10) is located at: /var/www
2. The lighttpd.conf file (On Ubuntu 10.10) is located at: /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
Create a new file called info.php in the /var/www folder:
sudo pico /var/www/info.php
Add this code to the new file and then save and exit.
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Browse to http://localhost/info.php to examine all the PHP info.
Make sure MySQL is listed in there somewhere and you should be good to go.