Lighttpd Web Server with PHP Support through Entware-NG

1 - Install Entware-NG from here

2 - Install lighttpd

opkg install lighttpd

3 - Choose 81 as lighttpd server port and fix uploads directory

sed -i 's/#server.port                 = 81/server.port                 = 81/g' "/opt/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf"
sed -i "/server.upload-dirs*/cserver.upload-dirs          = ( \"/opt/tmp\" )" "/opt/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf"

4 - Restart server

/opt/etc/init.d/S80lighttpd restart

5 - Create test page

cat >> /opt/share/www/index.html << EOF
<html>
<head>
<title>lighttpd default page</title>
</head>
<body>
<h2>lighttpd server is running.</h2>
</body>
</html>
EOF

Press ENTER

6 - Go to 192.168.1.1:81 and if you see this page, the lighttpd web server is configured correctly

7 - Create php info page

cat >> /opt/share/www/info.php << EOF
<?php
phpinfo();
?>
EOF

Press ENTER

8 - Install PHP

opkg install lighttpd-mod-fastcgi php7-fastcgi

9 - Enable PHP

cat >> /opt/etc/lighttpd/conf.d/30-fastcgi.conf << EOF
server.modules += ( "mod_fastcgi" )
fastcgi.server = ( ".php" =>
( "localhost" =>
( "socket" => "/tmp/php-fcgi.sock",
"bin-path" => "/opt/bin/php-fcgi",
"max-procs" => 1,
"bin-environment" =>
( "PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN" => "2",
"PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS" => "1000" )
)
)
)
EOF

Press ENTER

10 - Restart server

/opt/etc/init.d/S80lighttpd restart

11 - Go to 192.168.1.1:81/info.php and if you see this page, php is configured correctly

12 - Enable access from wan

nano /jffs/scripts/firewall-start

Paste this lines

#!/bin/sh
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 81 -j ACCEPT
Save with CTRL-O / Enter / and exit with CTRL-X
Make script executable and apply rule
chmod a+rx /jffs/scripts/firewall-start
/jffs/scripts/firewall-start

13 - Go to Port Forwarding page http://192.168.1.1/Advanced_VirtualServer_Content.asp and redirect port 80 to 81

lighttpd-portfw

Enjoy...

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