Debian Nginx 0.7/PHP 5.3/MySQL 5.1 Install Guide

This script is based of 21Andy’s work, and Lowendbox’s work.

Please note that this script has been deprecated in favor of Xeoncross’s updated Lowendscript. This post remains here just for historical purposes.

Link: https://github.com/Xeoncross/lowendscript

The main differences compared to Andy’s and Lowendbox’s work are:
PHP 5.3 vs 5.2
Nginx 0.7 vs 0.6
MySQL 5.1 vs 5.0
Cleaner repos (for those Debian templates with broken repositories)

To run this script, enter in:

wget http://www.putdispenserhere.com/wp-content/uploads/setup-cheap-debian.sh
bash setup-cheap-debian.sh

Afterward, run this to setup WordPress:

bash setup-debian.sh wordpress blog.example.com

Make sure you change blog.example.com to match your domain.

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PPTP VPN Setup Guide for a Debian OpenVZ VPS

This guide is intended for those who want to set up a PPTP VPN on OpenVZ with Debian or Ubuntu on a capable provider such as BuyVM.net. Lots of time has been spent through trial and error trying to figure it out. Insight and portions of this guide have been taken from howtogeek.com.

An new automated script is now available! Check it out!

To verify PPP is working, run:

cat /dev/ppp

It should return this:

cat: /dev/ppp: No such device or address

Server Setup:

1. Install the pptp server package:

apt-get install pptpd

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