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PHPizabi is one of the most powerful social networking platforms on the planet. With literally thousands of websites powered by PHPizabi including everything from simple friends sites to the most complex networking super sites out there. Easy to install, use, and raising the bar on what it is to provide a reliable, fast, social networking package to raise your business to the next level.

Install lighttpd, PHP and MySql

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php5-common php5-iconv php5-json php5-gd php5-curl php5-xml php5-pgsql php5-mysql php5-imap php5-cgi fcgi

apk add php5-pdo php5-pdo_pgsql php5-pdo_mysql php5-soap php5-xmlrpc php5-posix php5-mcrypt php5-gettext php5-ldap php5-ctype php5-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Install extra packages:

apk add mysql mysql-client php-mysql php-mysqli php-pdo_mysql

Configuring MySql

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql /etc/init.d/mysql start && rc-update add mysql default /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'password'

Create the phpizabi database

mysql -u root -p


Installing and configuring phpizabi

Create a directory named webapps

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/

Download the latest source code archive

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget

Unpack the archive and delete it afterwards

unzip rm

Change folder

mv PHPizabi_0.848b_C1\ HFP1/ phpizabi mv phpizabi/PHPizabi\ 0.848b\ C1/* phpizabi/ rm -R phpizabi/PHPizabi\ 0.848b\ C1

Change the folder persmissions

chown -R lighttpd /usr/share/webapps/

Create a symlink to the phpizabi folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/phpizabi/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/phpizabi

Configuring phpizabi

Browse to: http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/phpizabi and Install phpizabi completing the information as appropriate from the web browser.

phpizabi Installation steps:


Review License Agreement

  • Please review the license agreement before you install the software.
I have read and I agree to the PHPizabi end user license agreement
  • System Integrity Check
  • Database Information
  • Set up database

Please fill in the form below

  • Database Information
  • Please fill in the form below
MySQL Database Information
Tables prefix: dontchange
Database Username: root
Database Password: password
Hostname: localhost
Database name: phpizabi
Attempt to create the database if it doesn't exist
  • Database Structure Creation

This step will create your database structure. Please stand by while in the creation process. Continue

  • Admin Account Creation
Please fill in the form below to create your administrative account
Administrator information
Email Address:

Submit, Continue, Finish.

Review the messages above before visiting your new site. You have phpizabi social networking platform installed, to access go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/phpizabi and enjoy!