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Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL as a database server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is a new PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd’s spawn-fcgi.