How to setup FengOffice collaboration platform over Nginx

How to setup FengOffice collaboration platform over Nginx.

Any suggestions on how to improve the bellow described procedure are
greatly appreciated.

Than you,


Feng Office < >, previously known as OpenGoo,
is an open source collaboration platform (much like a Google Apps
platform that you may install and maintain in your own web or
local server).

I will show how we have set Feng Office in an Ubuntu 10.10 server +
Nginx. I will assume that you already have a properly setup Nginx 1.0.x
with all the ancillary paraphernalia of your choice (including php-fpm,
ssl certificates, a dns or /etc/hosts pointing to feng.localhost, etc.)

put code in place

sudo mv fengoffice/ /home/fengoffice_1.7.5rc3/
(cd /home/;sudo ln -svfn fengoffice_1.7.5rc3 fengoffice)

create the feng_db database in MySQL

echo “create database feng_db” | mysql -u root -p
echo “create user ‘feng_user’@‘localhost’ identified by
‘feng_user_password’” | mysql -u root -p
echo “grant all on feng_db.* to ‘feng_user’@‘localhost’” | mysql -u
root -p
echo “flush privileges;use feng_db;show grants for
‘feng_user’@‘localhost’;flush privileges;” | mysql -u root -p

change permissions to make it more secure

sudo chown -R $USER.www-data /home/fengoffice/
find /home/fengoffice/ -type d -exec chmod 0750 {} ;
(for i in cache config tmp upload; do sudo chmod
0770 /home/fengoffice/$i; done)
find /home/fengoffice/ -type f -exec chmod 0640 {} ;
find /home/fengoffice/ -type f -iname ".txt" -exec chmod 0600 {} ;
chmod g+r /home/fengoffice/robots.txt
sudo ln -svfn /home/fengoffice /var/www/fengoffice
ls -ld /home/feng

create a nginx conf file like this

nginx - /etc/nginx/sites-available/feng

server {
listen 80;
server_name feng.localhost;

redirect to secure https page

rewrite ^ https://feng.localhost$request_uri? permanent;
server {
#listen 80;
listen 443 ssl;
server_name feng.localhost;
access_log /var/log/nginx/feng.access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/feng.error.log;
root /var/www/fengoffice;
index index.php;

ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/excom-web.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/private/excom-web.key;

gzipping SSL encrypted data is a waste of time

#gzip off;

location ~ ^(?.+.php) {
include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_pass unix:/tmp/php-fpm.socket;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
$document_root$fastcgi_script_name; fastcgi_param HTTPS on;

sudo ln -svf /etc/nginx/sites-available/feng /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
sudo nginx -s reload
sudo /usr/sbin/nginx -t && /etc/init.d/nginx status

enable writing in the config.php file & set php memory to at least 10M

chmod g+w /home/fengoffice/config/config.php
sudo sed -i ‘/^memory_limit/s/[0-9]+M/64M/’ /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

run feng’s own setup from:


When done with feng’s setup, enable https & protect config.php

sed -i ‘/ROOT_URL/s/http:/https:/’ /home/fengoffice/config/config.php
chmod g-w /home/fengoffice/config/config.php

procedure ends

You may also enable the following open-source libraries and

applications to work with Feng Office:
ActiveCollab 0.7.1:
Reece Calendar: Reece Calendar download |
Swift Mailer:
Open Flash Chart: Open Flash Chart – Teeth Grinder UK