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Drupal 6 Hosting With nginx And PHP-FastCGI On Ubuntu 9.10

Apr 13, 2010, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Drupal is a great CMS but is a bit hefty when you host it on bargain-basement shared hosting, and virtual private servers are great but memory-constrained at the low-end. Apache can be a big offender when it comes to resource usage, so a nice alternative is nginx, a fast, light-weight and efficient http server that supports PHP via PHP-FastCGI. So this is a pretty slick setup for hosting Drupal, and I've taken a few different howtos and forum posts to put together this guide, which should have all you need in one stop, including a working URL rewrite config.

"If you're on a VPS, your hosting provider will do the operating system and OpenSSH server installation. For those who are doing this on your own computer or VM, rather than re-hash Falko's excellent server installation guide, I'm going to send you there first for steps 1 through 3:"

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