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How To: Install Cherokee Web Server On Ubuntu 11.10

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding, Apache compatible log files, HTTP Load Balancing, Data Base Balancing, SSI, Reverse HTTP Proxy and much more. You can install Cherokee Web Server using the Cherokee Web Server PPA for Cherokee Web Server.

To add the PPA and install Cherokee Web Server open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cherokee-webserver/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cherokee cherokee-admin

To start Cherokee open a terminal window and type:

sudo cherokee-admin

Open the web interface url ( in your web browser and use admin as user name and the one time provided password to login.

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