Guide to Install & Manage LEMP Stack With LEMPer

LEMPer stands for Linux, Engine-X (Nginx), MariaDB and PHP installer. This is just a small toolkit written in Bash script that usually I use for managing Ubuntu (.deb based) LEMP stack. Our goal is to be the next CloudWays , Forge , Ploi , RunCloud , and ServerPilot free alternative which support a wide range of PHP framework (not only WordPress).


  • Ubuntu 16.04 & 18.04 (Also supports Linux Mint specifically crafted for my local development box, Debian? still on the way).
  • Nginx latest mainline and stable version.
  • Multiple PHP versions (Currently supports 5.6 [EOL], 7.0 [EOL], 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4).
  • Run PHP as user who own the file (Multi-user via FPM’s pool).
  • PHP Zend OPcache.
  • PHP Loader (ionCube & SourceGuardian).
  • Supported PHP Framework and CMS:
    1. default (vanilla PHP),
    2. framework (codeigniter, laravel, lumen, phalcon, symfony),
    3. CMS (drupal, mautic, roundcube, sendy, wordpress, wordpress-ms), and
    4. more coming soon.
  • SQL database with MariaDB 10 (MySQL & PostgreSQL maybe added soon).
  • NoSQL database with MongoDB.
  • In-memory database with Redis.
  • Memory caching with Memcached.
  • Basic SSH hardening (custom port, password-less login with public key).
  • Basic iptables-based firewall (UFW, CSF, or APF).
  • Fail2ban for intrusion detection and IP address banning.
  • Lemper CLI (simple command line wrapper for managing vhost & stack).
  • No advanced GUI panel, everything terminal.

Setting Up

  • Ensure that you have git installed.
  • Clone LEMPer Git repositroy, git clone .
  • Enter LEMPer directory.
  • Make a copy of .env.dist to .env cp .env.dist .env and replace the values.
  • Execute file, sudo ./ --install .

Install LEMPer stack

sudo apt-get install git && git clone -q && cd LEMPer && cp -f .env.dist .env && sudo ./ --install

Uninstall LEMPer stack

sudo ./ --remove

LEMPer CLI Usage

Here are some examples of using LEMPer CLI.

LEMPer CLI add new vhost / website

sudo lemper-cli create -u username -d -f default -w /home/username/Webs/

LEMPer CLI manage vhost / website

Example, enable SSL

sudo lemper-cli manage --enable-ssl

Example, enable FastCGI cache

sudo lemper-cli manage --enable-fastcgi-cache

for more help

sudo lemper-cli --help

This is really good stuff! Thank you for sharing :slight_smile:


What would be main difference to WordOps? :slight_smile:
Any ETA on Debian support? :smiley:

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This was my question as well :slight_smile:

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@Mason thanks for your words…

@flips @aaronstuder
The main difference is its name :lol:
Try yourself and feel the difference…

There is no ETA for Debian, may be next year when v2.0 available.

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