Unmanaged VPS Beginner: Setting up OS/Nginx/PHP/etc

bthreesix at gmail.com bthreesix at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 03:39:07 MSD 2010

thx alot for the help Kon.. the thing is im so new im not sure where nginx -v would actually go... im new to pretty much everything on the unmanaged side.. Ive logged into root b4 and used the command line.. but with an unmanaged vps im not 2 sure where i log in or any of that 

Thanks again

On Sep 29, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Kon Wilms wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM,  <bthreesix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1. How do I check the versions of Debian-5 and the Nginx that are installed?
>> If I have to upgrade them, is there anywhere I can go to find out how?
> nginx -v
>> 2. After I figure out if i have the latest versions for number 1, how do I
>> install PHP / MySQL / phpMyAdmin?
> Use php-fpm. It may already be installed - ps aux |grep php-fpm. If it
> isn't, you need to compile php with fpm support and deploy some
> service scripts (see the nginx wiki), and configure nginx to use it
> via location directives.
>> 3. How do I add other sites without a control panel?
> By editing the nginx config files. Nginx by default is not as nicely
> laid out as apache for multiple sites. You will have to consult the
> nginx wiki and take an approach along the lines of include
> /usr/local/nginx/sites-enabled/* in your main http base config, along
> with writing a few scripts to provision new domains.
> Cheers
> Kon
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