Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)

add relevant PPA in the source list.
 edit like
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

as i am using ubuntu 12.04 (precise ) so add following
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/development/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/development/ubuntu precise main 

 First, for good measure lets make sure our server is all up-to-date.
apt-get update

Installing MySQL

Then let’s begin by installing MySQL:
apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
after entering the above command you will also be prompted for a MySQL “root” user password…

Installing PHP

Next up, lets install PHP5 and a few common extensions (here is a list if you are in need of other extensions):

apt-get install php5-cgi php5-cli php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-idn php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-mhash php5-pspell php5-recode php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl
As you may have noticed, we have installed php-cgi, that is because we will be running a FastCGI interface.
here are some articles online which recommend using lighttpd for its FastCGI interface, this is totally not needed. PHP has its own FastCGI interface which works perfectly well (thanks to Tomasz Sterna for a great article on FastCGI with Nginx)

At this point, we will be using a little bit of vim to do a bit of file editing, so here is a quick primer on using vim.
Lets create the following file:  
vim /etc/init.d/php-fastcgi

 This file will have the following content:

PHP_CGI_NAME=`basename $PHP_CGI`

start() {
      echo -n "Starting PHP FastCGI: "
      start-stop-daemon --quiet --start --background --chuid "$USER" --exec /usr/bin/env -- $PHP_CGI_ARGS
      echo "$PHP_CGI_NAME."
stop() {
      echo -n "Stopping PHP FastCGI: "
      killall -q -w -u $USER $PHP_CGI
      echo "$PHP_CGI_NAME."

case "$1" in
      echo "Usage: php-fastcgi {start|stop|restart}"
      exit 1
exit $RETVAL

 As Tomasz Sterna mentions, you will need to fiddle with the PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN and PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS variables depending on your server’s amount of memory and compute power. I am running a baseline 256 MB / 10 GB Rackspace Cloud Server so I use the following settings which seem to work very well (as seen above):

Moving on … after you’ve created and saved the file we will make it executable and then start up the FastCGI service with the following commands:
chmod +x /etc/init.d/php-fastcgi
/etc/init.d/php-fastcgi start
We will want the service to auto start when we reboot our server, so we also do the following:
 update-rc.d php-fastcgi defaults

Installing Nginx

Installing Nginx is easy, use the following commands to install and then start up the Nginx server.
apt-get install nginx
/etc/init.d/nginx start

After installing Nginx, it will be automatically configured to start when we reboot our server (unlike the PHP FastCGI service we had to setup), so we are all set.

Testing Nginx and PHP

At this point we can see that Nginx is working by typing the server’s IP address into a web browser (http://[IP_ADDRESS]/). You should get a “Welcome to nginx!” message.
Now lets test PHP, we will create a generic phpinfo.php file with the following:

echo "" > /var/www/nginx-default/phpinfo.php

/var/www/nginx-default/ is the Nginx server default root directory…
If you use your browser to go to  
,you will notice that it doesn’t work … before this will work, we have to enable FastCGI in the Nginx config file. Open up the following file:

vim /etc/nginx/sites-available/default
in the server {
change #root /usr/share/nginx/www; 

to root /var/www;
Find the following lines (scroll to line 47):
#location ~ \.php$ {
    #fastcgi_index  index.php;
    #fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /scripts$fastcgi_script_name;
 and change them to (removing the # character from each line, changing line 50 and adding a space between include and fastcgi_params on line 51):
location ~ \.php$ {
    fastcgi_index  index.php;
    fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /var/www/nginx-default/$fastcgi_script_name;
    include fastcgi_params;
Now lets restart Nginx so our config changes will take effect:
/etc/init.d/nginx restart
 Now use your web browser to go to http://[IP_ADDRESS]/phpinfo.php, you should see a PHP info page.

Installing phpMyAdmin + phpMyAdmin Vhost Configuration 

apt-get install phpmyadmin
You will see the following questions:
Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- select none (because only apache2 and lighttpd are available as options)
Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? <-- No
You can now find phpMyAdmin in the /usr/share/phpmyadmin/ directory. Now we must configure our vhost so that nginx can find phpMyAdmin in that directory.
Open /etc/nginx/sites-available/
nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/
 and add the following part to the server {} container:

server {
        location /phpmyadmin {
               root /usr/share/;
               index index.php index.html index.htm;
               location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.php)$ {
                       try_files $uri =404;
                       root /usr/share/;
                       fastcgi_index index.php;
                       fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
                       include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
               location ~* ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|css|png|js|ico|html|xml|txt))$ {
                       root /usr/share/;
        location /phpMyAdmin {
               rewrite ^/* /phpmyadmin last;
Reload nginx:
/etc/init.d/nginx reload

That's it! You can now go to
or http://localhost/phpmyadmin
 some useful links for further help regarding LEMP (linux,enginx,mysql,php)
  1. http://suckup.de/linux/ubuntu/nginx-php5-fpm-auf-debianubuntu/
  2. http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/installing-nginx-and-php-fpm-running-on-unix-file-sockets
  3. http://www.howtoforge.com/running-phpmyadmin-on-nginx-lemp-on-debian-squeeze-ubuntu-11.04

linux file permission simplest rule of thumb

Chmod 777 –R /var/www/html/webdir
Permission level
1.       r (read)       =  4
2.       w (write)     =  2
3.       x (execute)  =  1

For example : 
chmod 753 abc.txt thus means
assign (4+2+1)(4+1)(2+1) to abc.txt

assign (rwx)(rx)(wx) to abc.txt
assign (owner)(group)(other) to abc.txt
Another example

chmod 572 dump.txt thus means
assign (4+1)(4+2+1)(2) to 
dump .txt
assign (rw)(rwx)(w) to  dump .txt

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sending Email With Attachments From Unix / Linux Command

If you need to send an email with a text file (or binary file) as attachment using shell script or command prompt in Unix or Linux; try mutt - a terminal-based e-mail client for Unix-like systems.

mutt -s "Test mail" -a /tmp/shahzeb.tar.gz shahzeb143@gmail.com < /tmp/mailmessage.txt

  • shahzeb143@gmail.com   - is the recipient.
  • /tmp/mailmessage.txt - is the main body of the e-mail (read message from the file "mailmessage.txt").
  • -a /tmp/shahzeb.tar.gz - is an attachment.
  • -s "Test mail" - is a subject line of email Message.

If MUTT is not available???

If mutt is not installed, use the apt-get or yum or up2date commands as follows (you must login as a root user). Debian / Ubuntu Linux user type the following command to install mutt client:
# apt-get install mutt
# yum install mutt 

Some useful resources 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

php soap client Uncaught SoapFault exception

I was receiving the following error while running a php soap client on my live server
googled but of no use
[Tue May 22 12:09:33 2012] [error] [client] PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught SoapFault exception: [HTTP] Error Fetching http headers in /var/www/html/abc/xyz.php:7\nStack trace:\n
#0 [internal function]: SoapClient->__doRequest('
#1 /var/www/html/abc/xyz.php(7): SoapClient->__soapCall('auth_method', Array)\n
#2 /var/www/html/abc/def.php(12): soapclient('user', 'pass')\n
#3 {main}\n  thrown in /var/www/html/abc/xyz.php on line 7, referer: http://192.168....../abc/xyz.php?msgs=%3Cdiv%20class=%27eRR%27%3EPlease%20log%20in%20to%20visit%20this%20page%3C/div%3E

Solution: There was a little bug missing ";" in my soap server - I think some one changed the file.
check the remote file /Server there may b some error in Soap Server

Friday, May 4, 2012


some helpful URLs for a starter to install and configure nginx with php and phpmyadmin on ubuntu
1. http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-nginx-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-debian-squeeze
2. http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-nginx-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-debian-squeeze
3. http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-nginx-with-php5-and-php-fpm-and-mysql-support-on-ubuntu-11.10
5. http://rubyist-journal.com/2010/02/28/howto-nginx-php5-mysql-phpmyadmin-ubuntu-shortest-setup/

detailed step by step process can be found at