"My blog, my outboard brain" philosophy, I shall record here the steps I needed this time, so next time I can just look them up:
- Install apache2.
- Install an appropriate mod-php package (or, alternately, a full fledged PHP package).
- Edit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default, find the stanza corresponding to the default site, and change AllowOverride from None to something more permissive. This controls what's allowed through .htaccess files. For testing, use All; for a real environment you'll probably want something more fine grained than that.
- While you're there, look for the Options line in the same stanza and add +ExecCGI to the end.
Edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and search for PHP. No, not
the line that already includes index.php; keep going to the lines
that look something like
#AddType application/x-httpd-php .php #AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phpsUncomment these. Now PHP should work. The next step is to enable CGI.
Still in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, search for CGI.
Eventually you'll get to
# To use CGI scripts outside /cgi-bin/: # #AddHandler cgi-script .cgiUncomment the AddHandler line.
- Finally, disable automatic start of apache at boot time (I don't
need a web server running on my workstation every day, only on days
when I'm actually doing web development). I think some upcoming Ubuntu
release may offer a way to do that through Upstart, but for now, I
mv /etc/init.d/apache /etc/noinit.d(having previously created /etc/noinit.d for that purpose).
[ 18:54 Mar 24, 2007 More tech/web | permalink to this entry | ]