Install Nginx php5-fpm website

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Introduction

This is a minimal Nginx configuration to run php based websites/ applications.

Requirements

Installation

Add this Nginx configuration to your website config.

server{

    ...

    # php5-fpm configuration
    location ~ \.php$ {

        set $php_root /var/www/[host];

        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $php_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
    }
}

Test config and reload Nginx service.

sudo nginx -t && sudo service nginx reload

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