This how-to will help you with your install and configuration of Cherokee on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Cherokee is a free and open-source high-performance web server. It is very fast, flexible and easy to configure. It offers support for the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, SSI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding, Load Balancing, Apache compatible log files, Data Base Balancer, downtime-free updates and upgrades, Reverse HTTP Proxy, and much more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Cherokee web server on a Ubuntu 14.04 server.
Install Cherokee Web Server on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First, updating ubuntu package index.
Step 2. Enable Cherokee PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository.
Step 3. Installing Cherokee Web Server using apt-get.
Enter the following command to install the Cherokee web server including Module SSL.
Start Cherokee service daemon.
Step 4. Configuring Cherokee.
The best part about using Cherokee Web Server is being able to manage all of its configurations through a simple to use web interface. It can be started through the Cherokee-admin command.
By default, cherokee-admin can only access from localhost. If you need to access the admin for other network address using the parameter ‘-b’. If you don’t mention any IP address, it will automatically listen to all network interfaces. Then you can connect to cherokee-admin from other network address.
Access Cherokee admin from specific network address:
#sudo cherokee-admin -b
Important: The password is for one-time use only. If you need to log in again, you should use the same command for generating it.
Step 5. Now access Cherokee-Admin by navigating your browser to http://127.0.0.1:9090. Type user name and password for accessing it.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cherokee. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cherokee web server on ubuntu 14.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Cherokee web site.