Nginx

These instructions are also covered on the Nginx Wiki.

The prerequisite is that you have already installed Nginx and you are able to run PHP files via the FastCGI-wrapper from Nginx.

Now you need to set up a virtual host in Nginx with configuration settings that are similar to those shown below.

If you don't fully understand the configuration presented here, consult the [nginx documentation](http://nginx.org/en/docs/). Especially be aware of [accidental php-execution](https://nealpoole.com/blog/2011/04/setting-up-php-fastcgi-and-nginx-dont-trust-the-tutorials-check-your-configuration/ "Don't trust the tutorials") when extending the configuration.

But enough of the disclaimer, on to the actual configuration — typically in nginx.conf:

server {
    listen 80;
    root /path/to/ss/folder;
    server_name site.com www.site.com;
    location / {
        try_files $uri /framework/main.php?url=$uri&$query_string;
    }
    error_page 404 /assets/error-404.html;
    error_page 500 /assets/error-500.html;
    location ^~ /assets/ {
        sendfile on;
        try_files $uri =404;
    }
    location ~ /framework/.*(main|rpc|tiny_mce_gzip)\.php$ {
        fastcgi_keep_conn on;
        fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
        fastcgi_index  index.php;
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include        fastcgi_params;
    }
    location ~ /(mysite|framework|cms)/.*\.(php|php3|php4|php5|phtml|inc)$ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ /\.. {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ \.ss$ {
        satisfy any;
        allow 127.0.0.1;
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ web\.config$ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ \.ya?ml$ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /vendor/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~* /silverstripe-cache/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~* composer\.(json|lock)$ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~* /(cms|framework)/silverstripe_version$ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ \.php$ {
                fastcgi_keep_conn on;
                fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
                fastcgi_index  index.php;
                fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
                include        fastcgi_params;
    }
}

The above configuration sets up a virtual host site.com with rewrite rules suited for SilverStripe. The location block for php files passes all php scripts to the FastCGI-wrapper via a TCP socket.

Now you can proceed with the SilverStripe installation normally.

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