The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] - Page 5
13 Apache2 With PHP, Ruby, Python, WebDAV
Now we install Apache with PHP5 (this is PHP 5.3.6):
yum install php php-devel php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-mysql php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc php-eaccelerator php-magickwand php-magpierss php-mapserver php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mssql php-shout php-snmp php-soap php-tidy curl curl-devel perl-libwww-perl ImageMagick libxml2 libxml2-devel
Then edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
and change DirectoryIndex to
Now configure your system to start Apache at boot time:
chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on
13.1 Disable PHP Globally
(If you do not plan to install ISPConfig on this server, please skip this section!)
In ISPConfig you will configure PHP on a per-website basis, i.e. you can specify which website can run PHP scripts and which one cannot. This can only work if PHP is disabled globally because otherwise all websites would be able to run PHP scripts, no matter what you specify in ISPConfig.
To disable PHP globally, we edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf and comment out the AddHandler and AddType lines:
Afterwards we restart Apache:
Starting with version 2.2.20, ISPConfig has built-in support for Ruby. Instead of using CGI/FastCGI, ISPConfig depends on mod_ruby being available in the server's Apache.
For Fedora 15, there's no mod_ruby package available, so we must compile it ourselves. First we install some prerequisites:
yum install httpd-devel ruby ruby-devel
Next we download and install mod_ruby as follows:
Finally we must add the mod_ruby module to the Apache configuration, so we create the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/ruby.conf...
... and restart Apache:
(If you leave out the RubyAddPath /1.8 directive, you will see errors like the following ones in Apache's error log when you call Ruby files:
[Thu May 26 02:05:05 2011] [error] mod_ruby: ruby:0:in `require': no such file to load -- apache/ruby-run (LoadError)
You can find more details about mod_ruby in this article.
13.3 Installing mod_python
To install mod_python, we simply run...
yum install mod_python
... and restart Apache afterwards:
WebDAV should already be enabled, but to check this, open /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and make sure that the following three modules are active:
If you have to modify /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, don't forget to restart Apache afterwards:
ISPConfig has better support for proftpd than vsftpd, so let's remove vsftpd and install proftpd:
yum remove vsftpd
yum install proftpd
Now we can create the system startup links for Proftpd and start it:
chkconfig --levels 235 proftpd on
To install webalizer, just run
yum install webalizer
16 Synchronize The System Clock
If you want to have the system clock synchronized with an NTP server do the following:
yum install ntp
chkconfig --levels 235 ntpd on
17 Install Some Perl Modules
ISPConfig comes with SpamAssassin which needs a few Perl modules to work. We install the required Perl modules with a single command:
yum install perl-HTML-Parser perl-DBI perl-Net-DNS perl-Digest-SHA1 perl-ExtUtils-AutoInstall perl-NetAddr-IP perl-Archive-Tar
Before you install ISPConfig, there's one important thing you must do. Open /usr/include/stdio.h and replace getline with parseline in line 673:
If you don't do this, the installation will fail because of the following error:
htpasswd.c:101: error: conflicting types for âgetlineâ
You can undo the change to /usr/include/stdio.h after the successful ISPConfig installation (but don't forget to change it back whenever you want to update ISPConfig!).
18.1 A Note On SuExec
If you want to run CGI scripts under suExec, you should specify /var/www as the web root for websites created by ISPConfig as Fedora's suExec is compiled with /var/www as Doc_Root. Run
and the output should look like this:
[root@server1 ~]# /usr/sbin/suexec -V
So if you want to use suExec with ISPconfig, don't change the default web root (which is /var/www) if you use expert mode during the ISPConfig installation (in standard mode you can't change the web root anyway so you'll be able to use suExec in any case).