This tutorial by user Jose Velazquez (Atlantic.net) shows us how to get Nginx, MySQL, and PHP set up on your FreeBSD cloud server.
This how-to will guide you through installing a FEMP stack. FEMP is simply a software bundle that consists of 4 components that work together to form a powerful web server. However, in this setup the acronym’s are as follows: FreeBSD 10 (F) is the core of the platform which will sustain the other components. Nginx (E) is used for the web service. MySQL (M) is used for database management, and PHP (P) is used as the programming language.
You need a FreeBSD server that is configured with a static IP address. If you do not have a server already, you can visit our Cloud Hosting page here and spin a new server up in under 30 seconds.
Install FEMP on FreeBSD 10
To get started, login to your FreeBSD server via SSH or Console. If you are using the Atlantic.Net cloud service, note that they are setup as minimal installations to avoid having unnecessary packages from being installed and never used. If some software packages that you’re used to using aren’t installed by default, feel free to install them as needed.
Let us download nano so we can simplify this tutorial.
- pkg install nano
Let’s make sure that your server is fully up-to-date so we can complete the preparation.
- freebsd-update fetch
- freebsd-update install
With the server up-to-date, we can continue the process and install FEMP on your server.