Q. How do I install and configure php under Lighttpd web server. I'm using
=> FreeBSD 6.2
=> Lighttpd 1.5
=> FastCGI PHP 5.2
How do I configure php under Lighttpd?
A. PHP generally runs on a web server like lighttpd taking PHP code as its input and creating Web pages as output. FastCGI is a protocol for interfacing interactive programs with a web server. Lighttpd has mod_fastcgi to run php application.
Assuming that you have php installed (see these instructions on installing Lighttpd+MySQL+php5 under FreeBSD), open lighttpd.conf file:
# vi /usr/local/etc/lighttpd.conf
Make sure FASTCGI module is enabled:
server.modules += ( "mod_fastcgi" )
Now append following code
fastcgi.server = ( ".php" => ( "localhost" => ( "socket" => "/tmp/php-fastcgi.socket", "bin-path" => "/usr/local/bin/php-cgi" ) ) )
Save and close the file. Restart lighttpd:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/lighttpd restart