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Install and configure LEMP on Debian 8

debian, mariadb, mysql, nginx, php, ubuntu

This tutorial will walk through the basics of installing and configuring a Linux server (specifically Debian 8 Jessie) to function as a LEMP server.

LEMP = Linux (in strict sense GNU/Linux, Linux is not an OS is UNIX like kernel), nginx (pronounced Engine x), MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl.

The Linux kernel is a Unix-like computer operating system kernel that was conceived and created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Today is part of every GNU/Linux distribution.

MySQL is a relational database server with a great reputation for being fast, consume few resources and adapt very well to the demands of the web.

MariaDB is one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source. Notable users include Wikipedia, Facebook and Google.

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

Perl is a family of high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages.

Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.

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