Cherokee is a high performance WebServer and is released under GNU license. Cherokee webserver is developed in C language and is available for all major distributions. Compared with all other webservers, Cherokee is having a major feature. It offers graphical admin interface for managing all tasks.

In this article I will show you how to install Cherokee on Debian with MySQL and PHP5 support.

Step1. First we need to install MySQL.
Install MySQL Server and Client using the following command:

root@cherokee:/# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

and follow onscreen instructions.

Step2. Install PHP5 and add FastCGI support. This is needed by Cherokee webserver.

root@cherokee:/# apt-get install php5 php5-cgi php5-mysql php5-gd php5-curl php-pear php5-imagick php5-memcache php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl

Now open /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini file and uncomment the cgi.fix_pathinfo=1 line.

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