TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Nginx PHP FastCGI Server Configuration

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with Adminer

Nginx is a web server, load balancer and reverse proxy with a strong focus on performance, high concurency (over 10,000 simultaneous connections), and low memory usage. It powers many of the world's largest websites. Nginx can deploy dynamic HTTP content such as PHP scripts using the FastCGI interface.

Stable version: 14.1 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • Nginx configured to proxy PHP requests to the PHP-FastCGI daemon.
  • Includes TurnKey Web Control panel with links to useful references and resources (convenience).
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    
    mysql>
    

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
    

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@12.34.56.789
    

* Replace 12.34.56.789 with a valid IP or hostname.