After you've installed MojoMojo, you will want to configure the web server. The guides below should help.

Deployment without a web server

Since MojoMojo is a Catalyst application, you can use Catalyst's built-in HTTP server for standalone deployment. Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::Prefork is a high-performance pre-forking Catalyst engine and recommended:

CATALYST_ENGINE='HTTP::Prefork' script/

Deployment with nginx

Catalyst versions prior to 5.8 are limited in that your application can only reside at / (more details and a workaround at Catalyst and nginx). An alternative is to create a subdomain for your wiki. Here is an example nginx configuration for my wiki:

server {

    access_log logs/wiki.access;
    error_log logs/wiki.error error;

    location /robots.txt {
        alias /home/dan/;

    location / {
        include fastcgi_params;

    location /.static/ {
        alias /home/dan/;
        access_log off;

The fastcgi_params nginx config file should contain:

fastcgi_param  PATH_INFO          $fastcgi_script_name;

If the file doesn't have this parameter, all URLs within the wiki may redirect to the root path (as of nginx 1.0.4).

The fastcgi_params nginx config file also should NOT contain:

fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_NAME        $fastcgi_script_name;

If your file has both settings, you may see odd behavior with MojoMojo URLs appending over and over (.view/.view/.view). Comment SCRIPT_NAME out. Or, if you see this warning in the error log,

Use of uninitialized value $script_name in regexp compilation at /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1/Catalyst/Engine/

then assign an empty string to SCRIPT_NAME:

fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_NAME '';

The mojomojo server is, basically, run as an external FastCGI server:

sudo cpanm FCGI FCGI::ProcManager
cd /home/dan/
script/ --listen --nproc 5 -keeperr 2>>log/error.log &

For a robust configuration, use the start/stop init script from the lighttpd deployment page.

Deployment with other servers

Since MojoMojo is a Catalyst application, please see the Catalyst deployment page on the Catalyst wiki.

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