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phpstack (17) Versions 3.0.8

Provides a full php stack

cookbook 'phpstack', '= 3.0.8'
cookbook 'phpstack', '= 3.0.8', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install phpstack
knife cookbook site download phpstack
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Supported Platforms

  • CentOS 6.5
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04



  • apache2
  • application
  • application_php
  • apt
  • build-essential
  • chef-sugar
  • database
  • git
  • memcached
  • mongodb
  • mysql
  • mysql-multi
  • newrelic
  • newrelic_meetme_plugin -nginx
  • openssl
  • pg-multi
  • php
  • php-fpm
  • platformstack
  • rabbitmq
  • rackspace_gluster
  • redis-multi
  • varnish
  • yum
  • yum-ius
  • yum-epel



  • what it does
    • nothing
  • toggles
    • nothing


  • what it does
    • Creates sites coming from node['phpstack']['apache']['sites'] array
    • Creates monitoring check for each site if node[platformstack][cloud_monitoring]['enabled'] = true.
  • toggles
    • can be disabled by setting node['phpstack']['webserver_deployment']['enabled'] to false


  • what it does
    • installs php and some libraries
    • includes the nginx or apache recipe if node['phpstack']['webserver'] is either apache or nginx
    • if glusterfs is set up via node['rackspace_gluster']['config']['server']['glusters'] glusterfs will be set up as a client
    • deploys your apps, from attributes, depending on what node['phpstack']['webserver'] is set to
    • deploys from node['phpstack'][node['phpstack']['webserver']]['sites']
    • creates a /etc/phpstack.ini file with authentication info for the other nodes in the environment
    • only finding mysql and rabbitmq nodes right now
    • creates a backup job that backs up /var/www by default
    • only runs if node['phpstack']['rackspace_cloudbackup']['http_docroot']['enable'] is set
    • tags the node with the php_app_node tag
  • toggles
    • application deployment can be disabled via the node['phpstack']['code-deployment']['enabled'] flag


  • what it does
    • sets up glusterfs based on the node['rackspace_gluster']['config']['server']['glusters'] attribute
    • this may involve some manual setup, it is glusterfs afterall


  • what it does
    • sets up memcache
    • sets up the memcache cloud monitoring plugin if enabled


  • what it does
    • sets up mongodb from the 10gen repo


  • what it does
    • formats /dev/xvde1 and will prepare it for the mysql datadir.
    • creates the mysql user and manages the /var/lib/mysql mountpoint


  • what it does
    • sets a random root mysql password if the default password would normally be set
    • sets up mysql
    • sets up a holland user if node['holland']['enabled']
    • sets up a monitoring mysql user and monitor if node['platformstack']['cloud_monitoring']['enabled']
    • allow app nodes in the environment to attempt to connect
    • auto-generates mysql databases and assiciated users/passwords for sites installed (can be disabled)
    • installs phpstack specific databases (will autogenerate the user and password if needed still)
  • toggles
    • node['phpstack']['db-autocreate']['enabled'] controls database autocreation at a global level
    • if the site has the db_autocreate attribute, it will control database autocreation for that site
  • info
    • auto-generated databases are based on site name and port number the site is on, same for username


  • what it does
    • installs holland
    • will set up a backup job based on if you are running as a slave or not


  • what it does
    • sets up mysql master (runs the mysql_base recipe as well)
    • will allow slaves to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • sets up the mysql slave (runs the mysql_base recipe as well)
    • allows the master to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • sets up newrelic and the php agent for newrelic
    • sets up the following plugins (as needed)
    • memcache
    • rabbit
    • nginx


  • what it does
    • sets up the nginx vhosts as defined in node['phpstack']['nginx']['sites']
    • sets up the monitors for the for each vhost / port combo
  • toggles
    • node['phpstack']['webserver_deployment']['enabled'] controls whether this recipe runs


  • what it does
    • sets up a basic postgresql server and the associated monitoring checks (if enabled)
  • toggles
    • node['platformstack']['cloud_monitoring']['enabled'] controls the monitoring checks


  • what it does
    • sets up postgresql as a master
    • allows postgresql slaves to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • sets up postgresql as a slave
    • allows the postgresql master to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • allows nodes tagged as php_app_node to connect (via iptables)
    • disables guest user
    • sets up the cloud monitoring plugin
    • sets up a monitoring user for rabbit (with password)
    • sets up rabbitmq vhost/user/password combinations for each vhost and port combination


  • what it does
    • sets up redis (basic)
    • allows nodes tagged as php_app_node to connect (via iptables)
    • allows nodes tagged as phpstack-redis to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • sets up redis in a master capacity


  • what it does
    • sets up redis sentinel
    • allows nodes tagged as php_app_node to connect (via iptables)
    • allows nodes tagged as phpstack-redis_sentinel to connect (via iptables)
    • allows nodes tagged as phpstack-redis to connect (via iptables)


  • what it does
    • sets up redis in a standalone capacity


  • what it does
    • sets up redis in a slave capacity


  • what it does
    • allows clients to connect to the varnish port (via iptables)
    • enables the cloud monitoring plugin for varnish
    • sets the default backend port to the first useful port it can find
    • sets up varnish if for multi backend load ballancing per vhost/port combination
  • toggles
    • node['varnish']['multi'] controls if varnish is simple or complex (multi backend or not)
    • it is also controled by if any backend nodes are found


No Data_Bag configured for this cookbook



  • default['phpstack']['newrelic']['application_monitoring'] = ''
    • controls if we allow newrelic to to do application monitoring
    • is set to 'true' in the newrelic recipe
  • default['phpstack']['webserver'] = 'apache'
    • sets the webserver want to use
    • you can set this to anything, but for acutally running a webserver we only support nginx and apache
    • you can set this to something like 'not_a_webserver' and then use that namespace if you still want to deploy your application
  • default['phpstack']['ini']['cookbook'] = 'phpstack'
    • sets where the /etc/phpstack.ini template is sourced from
  • default['phpstack']['mysql']['databases'] = {}
    • contains a list of databases to set up (along with users / passwords)
  • default['phpstack']['apache']['sites'] = {}
    • contains a list of ports and vhosts to set up for apache
  • default['phpstack']['nginx']['sites'] = {}
    • contains a list of ports and vhosts to set up for nginx
  • default['phpstack']['webserver_deployment']['enabled'] = true
    • allows apache and/or nginx recipes to run
  • default['phpstack']['code-deployment']['enabled'] = true
    • allows code deployment to run
  • default['phpstack']['db-autocreate']['enabled'] = true
    • controls database autocreation for each site / port combination globally


contains attributes that used in a demo site, useful as an example of what to set to deploy a site


contains attributes used in setting up gluster, node the commented out section, it helps to actually hard code these IPs


controls how cloud_monitoring is used within phpstack


  • default['nginx']['default_site_enabled'] = false
    • no need for the default site to be set up (as is default)
  • set['nginx']['init_style'] = 'upstart'
    • useful on ubuntu...
  • default['nginx']['listen_ports'] = %w(80)
    • need to set this up as a default for things like varnish
  • default['nginx']['default_root'] = '/var/www'
    • we don't want sites going into /var/www/nginx-default


  • default['php']['packages'] = []
    • list of packages needed based on platform_family


shouldn't really be messed with


  • default['phpstack']['rabbitmq']['passwords'] = {}
    • sets the admin password for rabbitmq


  • default['phpstack']['varnish']['multi'] = true
    • allows us to use more complex logic for the varnish configuration
  • default['phpstack']['varnish']['backend_nodes'] = []
    • a list of nodes to use for backends. if empty or nil, search is the default behavior


useful datastructures

  • vhosts (apache here can be what you like, but to actually deploy a web server you need to set it to apache or nginx): json { "phpstack": { "apache": { "user": "apache", "group": "apache", "sites": { 80: { "": { "template": "apache2/sites/", "cookbook": "phpstack", "server_name": "", "server_aliases": [ "", "" ], "docroot": "/var/www/", "errorlog": "/var/log/apache/", "customlog": "/var/log/apache/ combined", "allow_override": [ "All" ], "loglevel": "warn", "server_admin": "", "revision": "v1.0.1", "repository": "", "deploy_key": "/root/.ssh/id_rsa" } } } } } }

  • applications (combine this with the vhost to deploy a full site) json { "phpstack": { "apache": { "user": "apache", "group": "apache", "sites": { 80: { "": { "docroot": "/var/www/", "revision": "v1.0.1", "repository": "", "deploy_key": "/root/.ssh/id_rsa" } } } } } }

  • databases json { "phpstack": { "mysql": { "example_db": { "user": "exampleuser", "password": "do_not_use_this_password" } } } }


  • single node (app and db): json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::mysql_base]", "recipe[phpstack::application_php]" ] }
  • app node - standalone app: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::application_php]" ] }
  • MySQL DB Single Node: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::mysql_base]" ] }

  • MySQL DB Master Node: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::mysql_master]" ] }

  • MySQL DB Slave Node: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::mysql_slave]" ] }

  • PostgreSQL cluster for phpstack

Ensure the following attributes are set within environment or wrapper cookbook

node['postgresql']['version'] = '9.3'
node['postgresql']['password'] = 'postgresdefault'
node['pg-multi']['replication']['password'] = 'useagudpasswd'
node['pg-multi']['master_ip'] = ''
node['pg-multi']['slave_ip'] = ['']

# Depending on OS one of the following two must be set:
node['postgresql']['enable_pdgd_yum'] = true  # (Redhat Family)
node['postgresql']['enable_pdgd_apt'] = true  # (Debian Family)
  • Master PostgreSQL node: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::postgresql_master]" ] }
  • Slave PostgreSQL node: json { "run_list": [ "recipe[platformstack::default]", "recipe[rackops_rolebook::default]", "recipe[phpstack::postgresql_slave]" ] }

New Relic Monitoring

To configure New Relic, make sure the node['newrelic']['license'] attribute is set and include the platformstack cookbook in your run_list. You can also run the phpstack::newrelic recipe for some more advanced monitors.



Authors:: Matthew Thode

phpstack CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the phpstack cookbook.


  • @jujugrrr - Fixed default type (array->hash) #205

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