KB00005:Web Server Configuration

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PartKeepr requires special configuration in some cases.


Apache requires the following settings:

On Debian-Based systems, you can usually activate mod_rewrite using:

a2enmod rewrite

Example config for demo.partkeepr.org running on Apache 2.4 on Debian Jessie:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName demo.partkeepr.org

        DocumentRoot /home/demo.partkeepr.org/PartKeepr/web/
        AcceptPathInfo on

        ErrorDocument 403 "<h1>Demo Site update in progress. Check back in a few minutes.</h1>"

        <Directory /home/demo.partkeepr.org/PartKeepr/web/>
		Require all granted
                AllowOverride All

  ## Logging
  ErrorLog "/var/log/apache2/demo.partkeepr.org_error.log"
  ServerSignature Off
  CustomLog "/var/log/apache2/demo.partkeepr.org_access.log" combined 


Note that this configuration might be outdated. We recommend to use Apache2 as it is easier to setup. If you have to use nginx, please check the PartKeepr issue tracker for Nginx Issues

You need to configure nginx so that it passes the path_info to PHP, that is, everything which is added after a PHP script (like setup.php/test). Also make sure you set your root directory to your PartKeepr web/ directory. If you have set your root directory to web/, you need to open setup/index.html instead of web/setup/index.html.

 server {
    # Listening port and host address
    listen 80;
    server_name partkeepr.example.com;

    # Default index pages
    index app.php index.html

    # Default character set
    charset utf-8;

    # Turn off access.log writes
    access_log off;
    log_not_found off;

    # Send file is an optimization, but does not work
    # across unix sockets which I use for php fpm so is best
    # used for local static content onlya 
    sendfile off;

    # Root for / project
    root /var/www/partkeepr/web/;

    # Setup rewrite helper
    rewrite ^/setup/webserver-test$ /setup/tests/webservercheck.json;

    # Handle main / location to symfony app.php controller
    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /app.php?$query_string;

    # Handle /setup location to symfony setup.php controller
    location /setup {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /setup.php?$query_string;

    # Handle all locations *.php files via PHP-FPM unix socket
    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        #fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_pass unix://var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;

    # Deny .ht* access
    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;

Individual Errors

Error 1: Tried to send a POST request to setup/webserverTest and it did not succeed.

PartKeepr sends a HTTP POST request to setup/webserverTest. This request is served by web/app.php.

Error 2: Tried to retrieve setup/webserver-test and it did not succeed.

PartKeepr sends a HTTP POST request to setup/webserver-test. Your webserver must be configured to serve the file setup/tests/webservercheck.json.