PHP and Nginx on Debian

I needed to drop PHP5 on a home dev box (running Debian Stable) and since Nginx is all the rage, I wanted to see if I could use that instead of apache.

I found a great article on how to get r done. There were a few gotcha’s that I ran into, but honestly, it worked like a charm.

The largest issue was that the line:

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/nginx-default$fastcgi_script_name

was truncated to

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/nginx-default$fastcgi_script_

So I cleaned that up, and ended up with

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/$fastcgi_script_name

and Bam. Chili Fries.

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