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Old 12th October 2006, 18:15
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Wink Step-by-Step-instruction

Okay... My step-by-step instruction... But one thing: I use Debian/Ubuntu-Style Lighty (ready to use with the mime-type-scripts), and I don't know how SuSE/Fedora/etc. packages look like...

  1. Install ISPconfig with Apache2 (this is nessasary, while ISPconfig doesn't support lighttpd by itself)... After the installation, stop apache2 and disable it (Ubuntu/Debian: Edit /etc/default/apache2, there is an option)
  2. Install LighttpD, in debian/ubuntu: apt-get install lighttpd ... You can build it from source, but you'll need the mime-script at /usr/share/lighttpd/ or replace the include-line in lighty-config later by a default mime-handling ... After the installation, make sure lighty is stopped: /etc/init.d/lighttpd stop
  3. Make sure PHP5 with fastcgi is installed and at /usr/bin/php5-cgi ... in debian/ubuntu you can usually do this by apt-get install php5-cgi ... Then generate a safe-mode config for php at /etc/php5/cgi ... just copy the php.ini there to php_safe.ini, and enable the safemode-option in there. But for now this is not elementary ;-) ...
  4. Make sure there is a tmp-directory for your webscripts... It's usually at /var/www/ ... so make: mkdir /var/www/tmp ... then chown it for the webserver: chown www-data:www-data /var/www/tmp ... I usually change then the session-directory in php.ini to this location as well, but this is non-vital.
  5. Use my files from the last posting. Put lighttpd.conf to /etc/lighttpd and the script (lighttpd.conf.php) to /root/ispconfig/scripts/ ... Make the script executeable: chmod 755 /root/ispconfig/scripts/lighttpd.conf.php
  6. Then, you can fine-tune the lighty-config if you want... Some of the options are in the php-script as well, but for now you can leave it as-is...
  7. Modify the lighttpd.conf.php to fit your database-configuration (username/password/database) ... For now this is nessasary ;-)
  8. Then, create some website in ispconfig, so that we can test the configfile-generation
  9. Run the config-script, and check it's output: /root/ispconfig/scripts/lighttpd.conf.php ... No error-Messages? Good... That means, that the config-generater works well. Then you can test lighty by running as root: lighttpd -D -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf ... It should start without errormessages and you should now reach the prevously created host. Done. This way you can easily upgrade existing installations. You can stop the lighty with [CTRL]+[C] and then start it normally by /etc/init.d/lighttpd start
  10. Now you have to modify the ispconfig-script for apache-reboot... Edit /root/ispconfig/scripts/lib/config.lib.php ... Arround line 2374 (near the end) is the function: "function apache_reload(){" ... Rename the function, so that the line looks like: "function apache_reload_off(){" ... Over the function, put this:
    function apache_reload()
      exec("/etc/init.d/lighttpd stop");
      exec("/etc/init.d/lighttpd start");
    ... It's dirty, but it works well ;-) ... Don't use "restart" or "reload", while this doesn't work well in most distributions... I'll send a better version of the script to the ubuntu people soon, but for now this is one good way...
  11. Now, everything should work well, even if ispconfig still "believes" that it's erving for apache2 ;-)

That's the way I did it, and how it's running at my testserver, wich currently hosts for example this page: ... Works stable, but needs much more integration into ispconfig...

Please tell me your results ;-)

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Last edited by PSIplus; 12th October 2006 at 18:18.
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