Installing Lighttpd, PHP 7 and LetsEncrypt on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Jessie Lite)

1 · Danny Tuppeny · March 4, 2016, midnight
I have a friend who wanted to serve some simple PHP scripts over HTTPS from a Raspberry Pi. He’d seen some benchmarks showing that Apache was a bit of a hog so was trying to use Nginx but was having trouble because none of these apps are in the Raspbian repos. I’m a total noob when it comes to Linux (I got my first Pi a week or so ago), but it didn’t seem like this should be a complicated setup, so I decided to see if I could quickly get it working. I have plenty of SD cards lying around and my ...