Install LEMP (Nginx + MariaDB + PHP) on openSUSE 13.2

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NGINX

Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows you how to install Nginx on a openSUSE 13.2 with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MariaDB support. PHP-FPM is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation, it has some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites).
The first thing you need to do is to login as root, switch to root user.

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$ su

Installing MariaDB:

First we will install the MySQL by issuing the following command.

# zypper install mariadb mariadb-client

Start MySQL server.

# systemctl start mysql.service

To make the MySQL to start during the every boot, Type the following on terminal and hit Enter.

# systemctl enable mariadb.service

Next is to make the MariaDB secure by using the mysql_secure_installation command.

Installing Nginx:

Add Nginx repository using the following command.

# zypper ar -r http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/http/openSUSE_13.2/server:http.repo nginx

Refresh zypper repository, you will be asked to trust a repository; type “a” and then press enter.

# zypper ref

Install Nginx using the following command.

# zypper install nginx

Start the Nginx after the installation.

# systemctl status nginx.service

Open web browser and visit http://your-ip-address, you should see the following page “403 Forbidden” ; this will confirm you that the ngnix is successfully installed on the server.

openSUSE 13.2 - Nginx Default page
openSUSE 13.2 – Nginx Default page

The default document root of Nginx is /srv/www/htdocs/, configuration files are under /etc/nginx directory.

Auto start Nginx at system start-up.

# systemctl enable nginx.service

Installing PHP5-FPM:

Next is to install PHP through PHP-FPM (PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager), it is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation. it has some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites). Install it by issuing the following command.

# zypper install php5-fpm php5-mysql php5

By default there is no php.ini file in openSUSE 13.2; you would require to copy from /etc/php5/cli/php.ini.

# cp /etc/php5/cli/php.ini /etc/php5/fpm/

Edit /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini.

# vi /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

set cgi.fix_pathinfo=0

cgi.fix_pathinfo=0

Rename /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf.default to /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf

# mv /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf.default /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf

Edit php-fpm.conf.

# vi /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf

Change the log location.

error_log = /var/log/php-fpm.log

In the same file, change owner and group from nobody to nginx.

user = nginx
group = nginx

Enabling PHP-FPM:

Edit /etc/nginx/nginx.conf.

# vi /etc/nginx/conf.d/virtual.conf

Un comment the following lines and change “/scripts” to “$document_root“.

FROM

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
        #
        #location ~ \.php$ {
        #    root           /srv/www/htdocs/;
        #    fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
        #    fastcgi_index  index.php;
        #    fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /scripts$fastcgi_script_name;
        #    include        fastcgi_params;
        #}

TO

 location ~ \.php$ {
            root           /srv/www/htdocs/;
            fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
            fastcgi_index  index.php;
            fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            include        fastcgi_params;
        }

Testing PHP-FPM support:

For testing the PHP, place one PHP file on to the document root. In the terminal copy/paste the following line:

# vi /srv/www/htdocs/info.php

This will open up a file called info.php, Copy/Paste this line into the info.php file:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Restart the services.

# systemctl restart nginx.service
# systemctl restart php-fpm.service

Now open up your web browser and type http://your-ip-address/info.php, the page will look like below:

openSUSE 13.2 - Nginx PHPFPM Info
openSUSE 13.2 – Nginx PHPFPM Info

From the above screen shot , PHP is working, and it’s working through FPM/FastCGI, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that are already enabled in PHP. Scroll down further and look for the MySQL support information.

openSUSE 13.2 - Nginx PHPFPM Info MySQL
openSUSE 13.2 – Nginx PHPFPM Info MySQL

That’s all!

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  • eric sanchez

    you need to install

    zypper in php5-mysql

    • Raj

      Hi Eric,

      Could not find any wrong in the command

  • Thanks for info, updated the same

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