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How to install Hiawatha web server, PHP and MariaDB - Posted By france

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#1 Cryo Kinesis

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

Hi all,

This is my 2 cents for Haphost users. Hiawatha is advanced and secure webserver for Unix. 

"Hiawatha has been written with security in mind. This resulted in a highly secure webserver in both code and features. Hiawatha can stop SQL injections, XSS and CSRF attacks and exploit attempts. Via a specially crafted monitoring tool, you can keep track of all your webservers."

OS: Dedian 7 (64bit)
PHP: 5.4
SQL: MariaDB

We will start with php installation:

apt-get install php5 php-pear php5-curl php5-mysql php5-fpm

Now we will install MariaDB (mariadb is faster then classic mysql and optimized, but commands are same, more information here) :

apt-get install python-software-properties
apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xcbcb082a1bb943db
add-apt-repository 'deb http://mirrors.linsrv.net/mariadb/repo/5.5/debian wheezy main'
apt-get update
apt-get install mariadb-server

Now we will install Hiawatha web server. You can get package for your distro from download page. This is 64bit Debian 7 guide.

apt-get install libxslt1.1
wget http://files.tuxhelp.org/hiawatha/hiawatha_9.3_amd64.deb;dpkg -i hiawatha*

To start/stop hiawatha:

service hiawatha start
service hiawatha stop

Server need some extra settings that you can find inside /etc/hiawatha/hiawatha.conf file. If somebody want to learn more i will be glad to share information about setting php5-fpm, vhost and few security settings, but all this can be found on Hiawatha HOW TO page.

Next configuration steps are: 

1. Setting vhost
2. Setting php5-fpm
3. Setting php.ini and php-fpm.conf (inside /etc/php5/fpm/)
4. Add xss, csrf and sqli protection

This how will look your new home page:

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Have fun, security and speed with Hiawatha !

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#2 rahoolm



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

Is it possible to install this web server on 128MB RAM VPS provided by haphost? How is Hiawatha performance wise? CPU, RAM, etc..

~~~ rahoolm


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