Set Up Lighttpd Server On Raspberry Pi

Lighttpd Server Setup On Raspberry Pi

You may want to install a Lighttpd server on a Raspberry Pi for many reasons. Some of the possible reasons are that you want to run a website from your home, you want to try out the Lighttpd Server, or, you want to test php scripts on your localhost.

Open your shell terminal and run the following commands to install the Lighttpd server with the ability to use php / mySQL.

Install Lighttpd
root# apt-get install lighttpd

Install PHP and MYSQL
root# apt-get install php5-common php5-cgi php5
root# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
Note: Hit enter on the keyboard when necessary

Enable Fast CGI Module
root# lighty-enable-mod fastcgi-php

Reload Lighttpd
root# /etc/init.d/lighttpd force-reload

Test server and php file
root# cd /var
root# mkdir www
root# chmod 755 www
root# cd /var/www
root# vi test.php 
Write a php echo statement save the file.

Test Server and File
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