LAMP is a common web stack for web service that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP and it is one of the most popular web service solutions in Linux.
In this guide, we will install a LAMP stack on a CentOS 7 server.
Notice: You must execute commands with root permission. If you don’t have root permission, you may start commands with “sudo”.
Prepare CentOS to install LAMP
Step1: set your server hostname.
Step 2: Update you Linux date and time. You can use the following command to set time and date:
Step 3: Update your CentOS using following command:
yum -y update
Step 4: Reboot your Linux:
Install LAMP stack on CentOS 7
First install Apache web server. You can use the following command:
yum install -y httpd
To restart Apache web server, use bellow command:
systemctl start httpd.service
Add Apache service to startup service list to start it automatically at boot time:
systemctl enable httpd.service
Now you can test your Apache by opening your browser and see your Public IP address (or domain). You will see the default CentOS 7 Apache web page, which is there for informational and testing purposes. It should look something like this:
If you face any error, use the bellow commands to add rules to your firewall:
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-service=http --permanent
Reload firewall using the following command:
sudo firewalld-cmd --reload
Install and configure MariaDB
Install MariaDB package using below command:
yum install -y mariadb-server mariadb
Start MariaDB with the following command:
systemctl start mariadb
Add MariaDB to startup services:
systemctl enable mariadb
To remove some insecure defaults, run MySQL secure installation:
Enter your MariaDB password twice and answer remaining questions. It’s recommended to answer all other questions with “y”.
Download and install PHP using the below command:
yum install -y php php-mysql
Restart the Apache service in order to work with PHP with the command below:
systemctl restart httpd.service
PHP installation has been completed. If you need any further module, you can see available domules using the bellow command:
yum search php-
After finding your module, you can install modelu using Yum command. For example:
yum -y install php-mbstring.x86_64
Now to test your PHP, create a file named “info.php” in the /var/www/html/ location using command below:
Append the following PHP code to it then save and exit (Ctrl+O , Ctrl+X)
You can test your service by opening your browser and see your Public IP address or domain with /info.php at its end, the result should be something like the picture below:
Congratulations! In this article, you have learnt how to install LAMP stack on CentOS 7.
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