Nginx + php 5.2.17 + php-fpm

Download the needed packages and store them in /usr/src:

Then run :

tar -xvzf php-5.2.17.tar.gz
gzip -cd php-5.2.17-fpm-0.5.14.diff.gz | sudo patch -d php-5.2.17 -p1
cd php-5.2.17
./configure --enable-fastcgi --enable-fpm --with-mcrypt --with-zlib --enable-mbstring --enable-pdo --with-curl --disable-debug --with-pic --disable-rpath --enable-inline-optimization --with-bz2 --enable-xml --with-zlib --enable-sockets --enable-sysvsem --enable-sysvshm --enable-pcntl --enable-mbregex --with-mhash --with-xsl --enable-zip --with-pcre-regex --with-gd --without-pdo-sqlite --with-pdo-mysql --without-sqlite --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/lib --with-png-dir=/usr/lib --with-mysql --enable-bcmath --enable-calendar --enable-exif --enable-ftp --with-gettext --with-imap --with-mysqli --with-openssl --with-kerberos --with-imap-ssl --enable-dbase --with-gmp --enable-shmop --enable-wddx

make all install

Note that you can add —prefix to install the binaries in a different location than the default one.

After compilation is done :

strip /usr/local/bin/php-cgi
cp sapi/cgi/fpm/php-fpm /etc/init.d/
chmod +x /etc/init.d/php-fpm

cp /usr/src/php-5.2.17/php.ini-recommended /usr/local/lib/php.ini
mkdir /etc/php/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/php.ini /etc/php/php.ini
ln -s /usr/local/etc/php-fpm.conf /etc/php/php-fpm.conf

Make sure you edit /etc/php/php-fpm.conf and set the proper user/group (and permissions if its the case).

Then compile Nginx:

tar zxvf nginx-1.1.0.tar.gz
./configure --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin --with-http_ssl_module --without-mail_pop3_module --without-mail_imap_module --without-mail_smtp_module --with-http_stub_status_module
make && sudo make install

The same you can modify the –prefix here.

Install FFmpeg and FFmpeg-php on Centos 5 and Plesk

Run :

rpm -Uhv
yum -y install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel mplayer mencoder flvtool2
cd /usr/src
tar jxvf ffmpeg-php-0.6.0.tbz2
cd ffmpeg-php-0.6.0
make install

Edit /etc/php.ini and add :

and then:

service httpd restart

How to redirect my website to be opened through HTTPS?

In order to redirect your website to be opened through HTTPS, you should add the following rewrite rule in your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule .*{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

This will redirect your domain to If you wish the redirect to work without www, you should remove it from the rewrite rule:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule .*{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]