How to Install PHP in nginx

Prerequisites

Install nginx web server

Step 1: Install PHP & PHP-FPM

Install packages php & php-fpm package on server using epel repository.

# yum --enablerepo=epel -y install php php-mbstring php-pear php-fpm

Step 2: Configure PHP-FPM

Modify user and group name in php-fpm configuration file.

# vi /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

user = nginx
group = nginx

Step 3: Start Service

Start php-fpm service.

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/php-fpm start

Starting php-fpm: [ OK ]
# chkconfig php-fpm on

Step 4: Configure default.conf file

Modify default.conf file.

# vi /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf
    # add follows in a "server" section

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
        fastcgi_index  index.php;
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include        /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
    }

Step 5: Restart Service

Restart nginx server to execute the latest configurations.

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/nginx restart

Stopping nginx: [ OK ]
Starting nginx: [ OK ]

Step 6: Create a PHP Page

Create a PHP test page and save the file.

# echo "" > /usr/share/nginx/html/info.php

Open Your favorite browser and hit the URL: http://Your-IP-Address/info.php
phpinfo

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