CentOS with Lighttpd

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Tipem, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Tipem

    Tipem New Member

    Hi,

    I'm new here. I've been recently experimenting with a local, old server of mine and am strictly using it for testing purposes. I saw HowtoForge's tutorial on Lighttpd + PHP5 + MySQL + CentOS 5 but it doesn't give any installation instructions for the server. Because CentOS automatically comes with Apache by default, how would you configure a box with CentOS 5 on it with Lighttpd (without Apache)? On the Lighty installation page it says use a "naked distribution." What kind of stuff should I check or un-check in the CentOS install when I pop in my CDs to install CentOS?

    Tip
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. Tipem

    Tipem New Member

    Thanks... the installation and stuff worked and Lighttpd came up right after the first yum installation. I continued on with the tutorial to get Lighttpd working and I modified lighttpd.conf to enable fastcgi. I then restarted via /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart and now when I run /etc/init.d/lighttpd status it says lighttpd dead but pid file exists. How can I fix this to get Lighttpd working again? It worked right after the install but after enabling FastCGI, it's "dead." Any ideas?

    Thanks for your help! :cool: Awesome site!

    EDIT 1: Here's the error.log file:

    EDIT 2: I commented out the server.fastcgi() stanza in the lighttpd.conf file and rebooted. Now the server works fine. It's a problem with FastCGI, that's for sure. Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What does your lighttpd.conf look like?
     
  5. Tipem

    Tipem New Member

    Code:
    # lighttpd configuration file
    #
    # use it as a base for lighttpd 1.0.0 and above
    #
    # $Id: lighttpd.conf,v 1.7 2004/11/03 22:26:05 weigon Exp $
    
    ############ Options you really have to take care of ####################
    
    ## modules to load
    # at least mod_access and mod_accesslog should be loaded
    # all other module should only be loaded if really neccesary
    # - saves some time
    # - saves memory
    server.modules              = (
    #                               "mod_rewrite",
    #                               "mod_redirect",
    #                               "mod_alias",
                                    "mod_access",
    #                               "mod_cml",
    #                               "mod_trigger_b4_dl",
    #                               "mod_auth",
    #                               "mod_status",
    #                               "mod_setenv",
                                    "mod_fastcgi",
    #                               "mod_proxy",
    #                               "mod_simple_vhost",
    #                               "mod_evhost",
    #                               "mod_userdir",
    #                               "mod_cgi",
    #                               "mod_compress",
    #                               "mod_ssi",
    #                               "mod_usertrack",
    #                               "mod_expire",
    #                               "mod_secdownload",
    #                               "mod_rrdtool",
                                    "mod_accesslog" )
    
    ## a static document-root, for virtual-hosting take look at the
    ## server.virtual-* options
    server.document-root        = "/srv/www/lighttpd/"
    
    ## where to send error-messages to
    server.errorlog             = "/var/log/lighttpd/error.log"
    
    # files to check for if .../ is requested
    index-file.names            = ( "index.php", "index.html",
                                    "index.htm", "default.htm" )
    ## set the event-handler (read the performance section in the manual)
    # server.event-handler = "freebsd-kqueue" # needed on OS X
    
    # mimetype mapping
    mimetype.assign             = (
      ".rpm"          =>	  "application/x-rpm",
      ".pdf"          =>	  "application/pdf",
      ".sig"          =>      "application/pgp-signature",  
      ".spl"          =>      "application/futuresplash",
      ".class"        =>	  "application/octet-stream",
      ".ps"           =>	  "application/postscript",
      ".torrent"      =>      "application/x-bittorrent",
      ".dvi"          =>      "application/x-dvi",
      ".gz"           =>      "application/x-gzip",
      ".pac"          =>      "application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig",
      ".swf"          =>      "application/x-shockwave-flash",
      ".tar.gz"       =>      "application/x-tgz",
      ".tgz"          =>      "application/x-tgz",
      ".tar"          =>      "application/x-tar",
      ".zip"          =>      "application/zip",
      ".mp3"          =>      "audio/mpeg",
      ".m3u"          =>      "audio/x-mpegurl",
      ".wma"          =>      "audio/x-ms-wma",
      ".wax"          =>      "audio/x-ms-wax",
      ".ogg"          =>      "application/ogg",
      ".wav"          =>      "audio/x-wav",
      ".gif"          =>      "image/gif",
      ".jar"          =>      "application/x-java-archive",
      ".jpg"          =>      "image/jpeg",
      ".jpeg"         =>      "image/jpeg",
      ".png"          =>      "image/png",
      ".xbm"          =>      "image/x-xbitmap",
      ".xpm"          =>      "image/x-xpixmap",
      ".xwd"          =>      "image/x-xwindowdump", 
      ".css"          =>	  "text/css",
      ".html"         =>      "text/html",
      ".htm"          =>      "text/html",
      ".js"           =>      "text/javascript",
      ".asc"          =>	  "text/plain",
      ".c"            =>      "text/plain",
      ".cpp"          =>      "text/plain",
      ".log"          =>	  "text/plain",
      ".conf"         =>      "text/plain",  
      ".text"         =>      "text/plain",
      ".txt"          =>      "text/plain",
      ".dtd"          =>	  "text/xml",
      ".xml"          =>      "text/xml",
      ".mpeg"         =>      "video/mpeg",
      ".mpg"          =>	  "video/mpeg",
      ".mov"          =>	  "video/quicktime",
      ".qt"           =>      "video/quicktime",
      ".avi"          =>	  "video/x-msvideo",
      ".asf"          =>	  "video/x-ms-asf",
      ".asx"          =>      "video/x-ms-asf",
      ".wmv"          =>      "video/x-ms-wmv",
      ".bz2"          =>	  "application/x-bzip",
      ".tbz"          =>	  "application/x-bzip-compressed-tar",
      ".tar.bz2"      =>      "application/x-bzip-compressed-tar",
      # default mime type
      ""              =>      "application/octet-stream",
     )
      
    # Use the "Content-Type" extended attribute to obtain mime type if possible
    #mimetype.use-xattr        = "enable"
      
      
    ## send a different Server: header
    ## be nice and keep it at lighttpd
    # server.tag                 = "lighttpd"  
      
    #### accesslog module
    accesslog.filename          = "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log"
      
    ## deny access the file-extensions
    #
    # ~    is for backupfiles from vi, emacs, joe, ...
    # .inc is often used for code includes which should in general not be part
    #      of the document-root
    url.access-deny             = ( "~", ".inc" )
      
    $HTTP["url"] =~ "\.pdf$" {
      server.range-requests = "disable"   
    }
      
    ##
    # which extensions should not be handle via static-file transfer
    #
    # .php, .pl, .fcgi are most often handled by mod_fastcgi or mod_cgi
    static-file.exclude-extensions = ( ".php", ".pl", ".fcgi" )
      
    ######### Options that are good to be but not neccesary to be changed #######
    ## bind to port (default: 80)
    #server.port                = 81
      
    ## bind to localhost (default: all interfaces)
    #server.bind                = "127.0.0.1"   
      
    ## error-handler for status 404
    #server.error-handler-404   = "/error-handler.html"
    #server.error-handler-404   = "/error-handler.php"
      
    ## to help the rc.scripts
    server.pid-file            = "/var/run/lighttpd.pid"
      
      
    ###### virtual hosts
    ##
    ##  If you want name-based virtual hosting add the next three settings and load
    ##  mod_simple_vhost
    ##
    ## document-root =
    ##   virtual-server-root + virtual-server-default-host + virtual-server-docroot
    ## or
    ##   virtual-server-root + http-host + virtual-server-docroot
    ##
    #simple-vhost.server-root   = "/srv/www/vhosts/"
    #simple-vhost.default-host  = "www.example.org"
    #simple-vhost.document-root = "/htdocs/"
    
     
    ##
    ## Format: <errorfile-prefix><status-code>.html
    ## -> ..../status-404.html for 'File not found'
    #server.errorfile-prefix    = "/usr/share/lighttpd/errors/status-"
    #server.errorfile-prefix    = "/srv/www/errors/status-"
    
    ## virtual directory listings
    #dir-listing.activate       = "enable"
      
    ## enable debugging
    #debug.log-request-header   = "enable"
    #debug.log-response-header  = "enable"
    #debug.log-request-handling = "enable"
    #debug.log-file-not-found   = "enable"
    
    ### only root can use these options
    # 
    # chroot() to directory (default: no chroot() )
    #server.chroot              = "/"
      
    ## change uid to <uid> (default: don't care)
    server.username            = "lighttpd"
      
    ## change uid to <uid> (default: don't care)
    server.groupname           = "lighttpd"
    
    #### compress module
    #compress.cache-dir         = "/var/cache/lighttpd/compress/"
    #compress.filetype          = ("text/plain", "text/html")
      
    #### proxy module
    ## read proxy.txt for more info
    #proxy.server               = ( ".php" =>
    #                               ( "localhost" =>
    #                                 (
    #                                   "host" => "192.168.0.101",
    #                                   "port" => 80
    #                                 )
    #                               )
    #                             )
      
    #### fastcgi module
    ## read fastcgi.txt for more info
    ## for PHP don't forget to set cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1 in the php.ini
    #fastcgi.server             = ( ".php" =>
    #                               ( "localhost" =>
    #                                 (
    #                                   "socket" => "/var/run/lighttpd/php-fastcgi.socket",
    #                                   "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi"
    #                                 )
    #                               )
    #                            )
    
    #### CGI module
    #cgi.assign                 = ( ".pl"  => "/usr/bin/perl",
    #                               ".cgi" => "/usr/bin/perl" )
    #
    
    #### SSL engine
    #ssl.engine                 = "enable"
    #ssl.pemfile                = "/etc/ssl/private/lighttpd.pem"
    
    #### status module
    #status.status-url          = "/server-status" 
    #status.config-url          = "/server-config"
      
    #### auth module
    ## read authentication.txt for more info
    #auth.backend               = "plain"
    #auth.backend.plain.userfile = "lighttpd.user"
    #auth.backend.plain.groupfile = "lighttpd.group"
    
    #auth.backend.ldap.hostname = "localhost"
    #auth.backend.ldap.base-dn  = "dc=my-domain,dc=com"
    #auth.backend.ldap.filter   = "(uid=$)"
      
    #auth.require               = ( "/server-status" =>
    #                               (
    #                                 "method"  => "digest",
    #                                 "realm"   => "download archiv",
    #                                 "require" => "user=jan"
    #                               ),
    #                               "/server-config" =>
    #                               (
    #                                 "method"  => "digest",
    #                                 "realm"   => "download archiv",
    #                                 "require" => "valid-user"
    #                               )
    #                             )
      
    #### url handling modules (rewrite, redirect, access)
    #url.rewrite                = ( "^/$"             => "/server-status" )
    #url.redirect               = ( "^/wishlist/(.+)" => "http://www.123.org/$1" )
    #### both rewrite/redirect support back reference to regex conditional using %n
    #$HTTP["host"] =~ "^www\.(.*)" {
    #  url.redirect            = ( "^/(.*)" => "http://%1/$1" )
    #}
    
    #
    # define a pattern for the host url finding
    # %% => % sign
    # %0 => domain name + tld
    # %1 => tld
    # %2 => domain name without tld
    # %3 => subdomain 1 name
    # %4 => subdomain 2 name
    #
    #evhost.path-pattern        = "/srv/www/vhosts/%3/htdocs/"
    
    #### expire module
    #expire.url                 = ( "/buggy/" => "access 2 hours", "/asdhas/" => "access plus 1 seconds 2 minutes")
      
    #### ssi
    #ssi.extension              = ( ".shtml" )
    
    #### rrdtool
    #rrdtool.binary             = "/usr/bin/rrdtool"
    #rrdtool.db-name            = "/var/lib/lighttpd/lighttpd.rrd"
    
    #### setenv
    #setenv.add-request-header  = ( "TRAV_ENV" => "mysql://user@host/db" )
    #setenv.add-response-header = ( "X-Secret-Message" => "42" )
    
    ## for mod_trigger_b4_dl
    # trigger-before-download.gdbm-filename = "/var/lib/lighttpd/trigger.db"
    # trigger-before-download.memcache-hosts = ( "127.0.0.1:11211" ) 
    # trigger-before-download.trigger-url = "^/trigger/"
    # trigger-before-download.download-url = "^/download/"
    # trigger-before-download.deny-url = "http://127.0.0.1/index.html"
    # trigger-before-download.trigger-timeout = 10
    
    ## for mod_cml
    ## don't forget to add index.cml to server.indexfiles
    # cml.extension               = ".cml"
    # cml.memcache-hosts          = ( "127.0.0.1:11211" )
      
    #### variable usage:
    ## variable name without "." is auto prefixed by "var." and becomes "var.bar"
    #bar = 1
    #var.mystring = "foo"
    
    ## integer add
    #bar += 1
    ## string concat, with integer cast as string, result: "www.foo1.com"
    #server.name = "www." + mystring + var.bar + ".com"
    ## array merge
    #index-file.names = (foo + ".php") + index-file.names
    #index-file.names += (foo + ".php")
    
    #### include
    #include /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd-inc.conf
    ## same as above if you run: "lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf"
    #include "lighttpd-inc.conf"
    
    #### include_shell
    #include_shell "echo var.a=1"
    ## the above is same as:
    #var.a=1
    
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Does it work when you use
    Code:
    "socket" => "/tmp/php-fastcgi.socket",
    ?

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ls -la /var/run/
    ?
     
  7. Tipem

    Tipem New Member

    Thanks, that different socket path worked!! :)
     

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