TuxLite is a free collection of shell scripts for rapid deployment of
LAMP and LNMP stacks (Linux, Apache/Nginx, MySQL and PHP) for Debian and
Have you considered upgrading from shared hosting to a VPS or dedicated
server but held off by the costly control panel licenses, or the fear of
managing a Linux server? Now you can leave those worries behind!
TuxLite scripts automate configuration of servers for web hosting,
so your websites can be online within minutes! Ideal for those who
prefer hosting sites on their own server without resorting to expensive
and bloated control panels.
The following are installed:-
- Apache2 with mpm_event or Nginx
- MySQL or MariaDB
- PHP-FPM + commonly used PHP modules
- Postfix mail server (securely configured to be outgoing only)
- Varnish cache (optional)
- Supports Debian 6 and 7, Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.
- A server with at least 80MB RAM. 256MB and above recommended.
- Basic Linux knowledge. You will need know how to connect to your
- Basic text editor knowledge. For beginners, learning GNU nano is
If this is your first time with a Linux server, I suggest spending a day
reading the "getting started" tutorials in Linode Library.
Why use TuxLite?
- TuxLite LAMP stack configures Apache with mpm_event and PHP with
fastcgi (PHP-FPM). This gives much higher performance and lower memory
consumption than the regular LAMP tutorials/guides using mod_php.
- Uses official distribution packages. You are not at the mercy of the
script maintainer to keep your servers updated. All installed
software are tuned, optimized and secured.
- Minimal resource usage. Fresh install requires only 50-60MB RAM.
- Free from unnecessary or custom changes to your server. Everything
is configured according to Debian/Ubuntu standards.
- Automatic virtualhost configuration with log rotation, AWStats
traffic statistics and phpMyAdmin for managing MySQL.
- Varnish cache script included to turbo charge your websites.
- Free and open source! Coded in a human readable manner and
modular, making custom modifications extremely easy.