Okay, I do some webdevelopment. In the old days, when I was developing a new site or a new plugin for wordpress, I tested them on a test domain I have. But this has some drawbacks, the most prominent is, that Upload speed in Denmark is generally not very good.
So, I decided to run a virtual server on my desktop computer, running Debian 6. This is how I configured the LLMP stack:
I assume you're logged in as root, on the computer where
you want the LLMP stack running.
First, let's install lighttpd, mysql phpmyadmin and php:
apt-get install lighttpd mysql-server phpmyadmin php5-cgi php5-mysql
You will be asked for the password for the root user OF MYSQL - DO NOT
USE THE PASSWORD FOR THE ROOT USER ON THE COMPUTER!
You will also be asked which web server should be configured to run phpmyadmin - select lighttpd.
Some configuration of phpmyadmin is required. You will be asked if the installer should configure phpmyadmin.
- Choose yes.
- Input the password for the root MySQL user.
- Set a password for the phpmyadmin user in MySQL.
Alright, you're done installing stuff, now to the configuring!
First off, let's enable php in lighttpd. This consists of a number of steps.
Find this line
;cgi.fix_pathinfo=1 and remove the semicolon. Save the
Next, we must configure the fastcgi module:
Add these lines to the file, and save it:
fastcgi.server = ( ".php" => (( "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php5-cgi", "socket" => "/tmp/php.socket", "max-procs" => 4, "bin-environment" => ( "PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN" => "4", "PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS" => "1000" ), )) )
Then we have to restart lighttpd and test everything:
Make a test file
rm /var/www/* echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/index.php
and point your browser to the servers IP address. You should see all kinds of information.
When you're done configuring the virtual machine, you can do as I did,
and add a line to
/etc/hosts, enabling you to access your machine by a
hostname (or several, like the example):
192.168.1.123 webdev wordpress.webdev secretsite future-domain.com
Of course, there are plenty of thing you could add, like an FTP server and so on, but that will be left as an exercise to the reader. :-)
Written by Jannich Brendle tor 24 november 2011 In How to