Install php-login.net script on Debian Wheezy

In this article we will show you how to install php-login.net’s script on Debian Wheezy VPS with PHP-FPM, Nginx and MySQL. According to the developer, the php-login script is a simple, secure, clean, stylish, non-nerdy, well documented, object-oriented, totally free and reduced to the max PHP login script. The script is available in 4 versions, one-file version, minimal version, advanced version and full mvc framework. Today we will show you how to install php-login full mvc framework version.

Install MySQL and create a database.

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
mysql -uroot -p

Install Nginx and PHP-FPM

apt-get install nginx php5-fpm php-cli php5-mysql php5-gd php5-mcrypt

Download and configure php-login script

– download and unzip

wget https://github.com/panique/php-login/archive/master.zip -P /tmp
unzip /tmp/master.zip -d /tmp

– Create a root directory for your web site and move php-login files into it

mkdir -p /var/www/yourwebsite.com/{public_html,logs}
rsync -aq /tmp/php-login-master/4-full-mvc-framework/ /var/www/yourwebsite.com/public_html/

– Database configuration
Open the config.php file and change the following

vim /var/www/yourwebsite.com/public_html/config/config.php
define('URL', 'http://yourwebsite.com/');

define('DB_TYPE', 'login');
define('DB_HOST', '');
define('DB_NAME', 'phplogin');
define('DB_USER', 'loginuser');

– Import MySQL structure

mysql -uroot -p login < /var/www/yourwebsite.com/public_html/__install/sql_files/note.sql
mysql -uroot -p login < /var/www/yourwebsite.com/public_html/__install/sql_files/users.sql

Nginx configuration.

Create a new Nginx server block with the following content

# /etc/nginx/sites-available/yourwebsite.com
server {
  server_name yourwebsite.com;
  listen 80;
  root /var/www/yourwebsite.com/public_html;
  access_log /var/www/yourwebsite.com/logs/access.log;
  error_log /var/www/yourwebsite.com/logs/error.log;
  index index.html index.php;
  location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ @rewrites;
  location @rewrites {
    #rewrite ^ /index.php last;
    rewrite ^/(.*)$ /index.php?url=$1 last;
  location ~* \.(jpg|jpeg|gif|css|png|js|ico|html)$ {
    access_log off;
    expires max;
  location ~ /\.ht {
    deny  all;
  location ~ \.php {
    fastcgi_index index.php;
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(.*)$;
    include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

Symlink it and restart the server

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/yourwebsite.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/yourwebsite.com
/etc/init.d/nginx restart

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