Install Cherokee Lightweight Webserver On Ubuntu 13.10/13.04

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Cherokee is an Open Source, cross-platform, fast and light weight web server. It supports all major web features such as FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, uWSGI, SSI, CGI, LDAP, TLS/SSL, HTTP proxying, video streaming, content caching, traffic shaping, etc. All the configurations are done through a cool web interface called Cherokee-Admin . It will run on Linux, Mac, Solaris and BSD systems.

Install Cherokee Webserver

Add the following PPA to install cherokee webserver.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cherokee-webserver

Then update the source list using command:

sudo apt-get update

Now install cherokee webserver.

sudo apt-get install cherokee cherokee-admin

Next start the Cherokee web server admin called ‘cherokee-admin’ using the following command:

sudo cherokee-admin

The cherokee-admin will display the administration user name, One-time Password and administration web interface. Note down your One-Time password. You will need this when you login to Cherokee admin web interface.

[10/01/2014 12:35:17.150] (warning) rrd_tools.c:121 - Could not find the
    rrdtool binary. | A custom rrdtool binary has not been defined, and the
    server could not find one in the $PATH.

Cherokee Web Server 1.2.101 (Dec  4 2013): Listening on port 127.0.0.1:9090,
TLS disabled, IPv6 enabled, using epoll, 4096 fds system limit, max. 2041
connections, caching I/O, single thread

Login:
  User:              admin
  One-time Password: 580T33IMWiFeyGDO

Web Interface:
  URL:               http://127.0.0.1:9090/

By default, cherokee-admin will connect from localhost(127.0.0.1) only. That is you can connect to cherokee-admin from the same system only. If you want to access the Cherokee console, you have to specify the Cherokee IP address using the parameter ‘-b’. If you doesn’t mention any ip address, it will automatically listen to all network interfaces. Then you can connect to cherokee-admin from other systems.

sudo cherokee-admin -b 192.168.1.101

Sample output:

 [10/01/2014 12:38:36.783] (warning) rrd_tools.c:121 - Could not find the
    rrdtool binary. | A custom rrdtool binary has not been defined, and the
    server could not find one in the $PATH.

Cherokee Web Server 1.2.101 (Dec  4 2013): Listening on port
192.168.1.101:9090, TLS disabled, IPv6 enabled, using epoll, 4096 fds system
limit, max. 2041 connections, caching I/O, single thread

Login:
  User:              admin
  One-time Password: 75KPYsVEFFSxW9cH

Web Interface:
  URL:               http://192.168.1.101:9090/

Note down the One-time Password. You have to enter this password when you login to Cherokee admin web interface. To stop the Chrokee admin, press CTRL+C.

Now fire up your web browser and type the URL “http://localhost:9090/” or “http://ip-address:9090/”. Enter the username as ‘admin’ and the ‘One-time Password’ to login.

New Tab - Mozilla Firefox_001Now you will get the Cherokee admin console. From here you can configure websites, virtual domains, security options and so on.

New Tab - Mozilla Firefox_001

Welcome to Cherokee Admin - Cherokee Admin - Mozilla Firefox_003

Start/Stop/Restart Cherokee Web server

sudo /etc/init.d/cherokee start
sudo /etc/init.d/cherokee restart
sudo /etc/init.d/cherokee stop

Change Cherokee default port

The default port of Cherokee is 9090. You can change the port using the parameter ‘-p’ as shown below.

sudo cherokee-admin -b 192.168.1.101 -p 1234

Sample output:

[10/01/2014 12:58:02.077] (warning) rrd_tools.c:121 - Could not find the
    rrdtool binary. | A custom rrdtool binary has not been defined, and the
    server could not find one in the $PATH.

Cherokee Web Server 1.2.101 (Dec  4 2013): Listening on port
192.168.1.101:1234, TLS disabled, IPv6 enabled, using epoll, 4096 fds system
limit, max. 2041 connections, caching I/O, single thread

Login:
  User:              admin
  One-time Password: yQOVx7B0iOBRSN5x

Web Interface:
  URL:               http://192.168.1.101:1234/

Verify this new port by navigating to your web browser using the URL “http://192.168.1.101:1234″. Enter the username as ‘admin’ and the ‘One-time Password’. Now you will be able to connect to Cherokee admin panel using the new port number.

Welcome to Cherokee Admin - Cherokee Admin - Mozilla Firefox_004As you see in the above screenshot, i connected to Cherokee admin console using port ’1234′.

That’s all now. Refer the Cherokee website for more detailed instructions. Good luck!.

Reference Link:

Cherokee Website

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