Blog, bsd, apache2, certbot and fun

It was long time ago I used a FreeBSD system. I was really impressed by the way it great evolved. It is easy to add package due to “pkg” tool and “portsnap”.

After :

pkg install apache24 mysql57-server mod_php73 php73-mysqli php73-xml php73-hash php73-gd php73-curl php73-tokenizer php73-zlib php73-zip

I have a really fast install of an HTTP server as I can do with “apt-get”.

I have needed to load some modules by editiing /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf such as : 

LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache24/
LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache24/
LoadModule ssl_module libexec/apache24/

Some more work width certbot for Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate :

root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot # make install clean
root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot-apache # make install clean
root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot # rehash

I can now install my SSL certificates with :

certbot --apache -d
certbot install --cert-name
certbot install --cert-name

I have moved my SQL data to my fresh FreeBSD install and try yo access my blog (it is using wordpress)… It was a FAIL. It lacks some PHP module : 

pkg install php73-json php73-filter php73-ctype

It was some tips. I have not listed all the tasks I have done but only the one I think which can give you some information. By the way I was really pleased to move some of my contents on this fresh-installed FreeBSD server. Lot of fun to do this.

And Voilà you can read this blog’s post now 🙂

July 15, 2021 01:35pm :

Update : Don’t forget to add AllowOverride on your data directory so that mod_rewrite can do his job correctly such as :

    <Directory "/usr/local/www/apache24/data/">
        AllowOverride All

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