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PHP FPM Unix Socket Error 13 Permission Denied After Updating Ubuntu

If you have a Ubuntu web server (running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 13.10, 12.04 LTS, or 10.04 LTS) set up using PHP FPM with Unix sockets, be warned that a recent security patch that fixes an issue with the PHP FPM socket permissions, may also break existing configurations, preventing your website from load php files. After this patch gets installed, you may find your unix socket now no longer accepts connections from your web server user, and you will see an…

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What is the difference between a LAMP and a LEMP stack

You may have heard of a LAMP or a LEMP stack when referencing a web server configuration, and wondered what the differences are between the two. The difference is just in the web server software used. With a LAMP stack the web server used is Apache, whereas with a LEMP stack environment the web server used is Nginx (Engine X). Both web servers operate differently, and require different configurations to set them up. Your requirements on which one to use…

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Load Balancing with Nginx

Nginx is a high performance web server, which can also act as a great reverse proxy. Reverse proxy’s are placed in front of the web server handling the processing, to speed the site up, by either caching data, and/or load balancing across multiple back-end web servers. This howto will outline the steps required to set up Nginx as a load balancing reverse proxy.…

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Installing NGINX, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 13.04

This “how to” guide will step you through the process of setting up Nginx, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 13.04.…

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Installing NGINX, PHP, and MySQL on CentOS 6

This “how to” guide will step you through the process of setting up Nginx, PHP, and MySQL on CentOS 6.…

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