LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) server is extremely powerful setup behind any website or web based service. This guide is collection of Fedora/CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL), Nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP (PHP-FPM) install guides. This guide (more specifically this guide parts) try to explain in more detail LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB/MySQL, PHP (PHP-FPM)) server environment installation. This howto can be used to pre-installed Linux, and instructions can be used for various Fedora and Red Hat based Linux distros with YUM.
I wrote before a guide Howto install Nginx/PHP-FPM on Fedora 29/28, CentOS/RHEL 7.5/6.10, but this guide is just installation guide and many cases Nginx and PHP-FPM basic configuration is good enough, but if you want to squeeze all the juice out of your VPS or web server / servers and do your maintenance work little bit easier, then this guide might be useful. These tips are based entirely on my own experience, so they may not be an absolute truth, and in some situations, a completely different configuration may work better.
This is guide howto install Nginx with PHP 7.2.12 and PHP-FPM on Fedora 29/28/27, CentOS 7.5/6.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 7.5/6.10. PHP-FPM is easier to use and configure than FastCGI and some tests says that PHP-FPM is even much more efficient than FastCGI. Nginx (engine x) is a robust, small and high performance http server, reverse proxy server and also mail proxy server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.