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This is the procedures for deploying a lighttpd + PHP server on Fedora. This has been done on Fedora 17 which systemd is built in.

  1. Log in as "root" user before doing the followings:
    $ su -


  1. Install package "php-cli".
  2. Install package "lighttpd".
  3. Install package "lighttpd-fastcgi".
  4. You can install it at once with yum:
    $ yum install php-cli lighttpd lighttpd-fastcgi

Modules Setup

  1. Gain access as user "root".
  2. Open /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf and uncomment the line:
    ##include "modules.conf"
  3. Open /etc/lighttpd/modules.conf and uncomment the line:
    #include "conf.d/fastcgi.conf"
  4. Open /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/fastcgi.conf and add the following lines:
    fastcgi.server             = ( ".php" =>
                                   ( "localhost" =>
                                       "socket" => "/var/run/lighttpd/php-fastcgi.socket",
                                       "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi"
  5. Create a lighttpd accessible directory for the socket:
    $ mkdir -p /var/run/lighttpd
    $ chmod 775 /var/run/lighttpd
    $ chgrp lighttpd lighttpd

Configuration of Runtime

  1. Open the port on the firewall, iptables, for the incoming connection:
    $ iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

Service Restart & Testing

  1. Restart the lighttpd server:
    $ systemctl restart lighttpd.service
  2. Create a file "test.php" in default home directory "/var/www/lighttpd/", with the following contents:
    <?php echo phpinfo(); ?>
  3. Open the page "http://localhost/test.php" for results.