How To Install Cherokee Web Server on Ubuntu 12.10

Here is a guide to install the Cherokee web server on Ubuntu 12.10

Cherokee is a high-performance web server. It is very fast, flexible and easy to configure. In fact, it is the fastest web server there is. It offers support for the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, SSI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding, Load Balancing, Apache compatible log files, Data Base Balancer, downtime-free updates and upgrades, Reverse HTTP Proxy, and much more.

To 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 -y

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cherokee cherokee-admin -y

To start Cherokee type the following command in your terminal window type:

sudo cherokee-admin

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

Some features:

User friendly
All the configuration is done through Cherokee-Admin, a beautiful and powerful Web interface.

Web Apps repository
Cherokee allows to deploy Web Apps optimally, in seconds, with just a few mouse clicks.

Modern Technologies
Cherokee supports the most widespread Web technologies: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, uWSGI, SSI, CGI, LDAP, TLS/SSL, HTTP proxying, Video streaming, Content caching, Traffic Shaping, etc.

Cross Platform
Cherokee runs on Linux, MacOS X, Solaris, and BSD. A native Windows port is on the works.

Visit the Cherokee Homepage.

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