Running Question2Answer On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 12.10 - Page 2

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Now we can launch the web-based Question2Answer installer by going to http://www.example.com - click on the Create Database including User Management button:

Next specify an administrator username, password, and email address:

That's it - Question2Answer is now installed. Click on the Go to admin center link to go to the administration area:

That's how the backend looks:

The first thing you should do is activate clean URLs. Scroll down and select the first option from the URL structure section (/123/why-do-birds-sing) and click on Save Options:

There's no need to specify any rewrite rules in your nginx configuration for the clean URLs to work! That is because of this cool little line in our vhost configuration /etc/nginx/sites-available/www.example.com.vhost:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?qa-rewrite=$uri&$args;

That's how the frontend looks - there are now questions yet. To create a question, simply click on the asking a question link:

Question2Answer provides a WYSIWYG editor to ask questions:

 

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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