LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. All of these components together allow obtaining a full web-server. Each of them is responsible for a certain component of web-hosting.
All server settings are to be carried out with root privileges. To do this, run the command:
sudo su -
In the beginning, create a user under which we will work with site files. To do this, run the command:
useradd -m username
This command will also create a home directory in /home/username. Website catalogues of the server will be stored inside the user's home directory.
For your convenience, the root directory of each site will be called by its name. Create a root directory for our future site. After that, make our user the owner of the directory.
chown -R username:username /home/username/my-first-domain.com
yum install httpd
Next, we set up the automatic loading at startup for the Apache server using chkconfig:
chkconfig httpd on
service httpd start
Starting httpd: [OK]
At this stage, it is necessary to make some changes in the Apache configuration files.
To do this, you will need a text editor such as nano. To install it, run the command
yum install nano
Let's start with the main Apache configuration file:
Find the following construction and leave a comment:
Require all denied
Insert the following construction below:
This will allow the server to work with the catalogue /home/username/ and support .htaccess.
Adding a website
The most popular method is creating a virtual host file in the conf.d/ directory. The advantage is that the catalogue already exists, and the file httpd.conf contains the following line:
These instructions include all files with the ".conf" extension in the conf.d / directory. It means that any files in this directory that have the ".conf" extension will be treated as Apache configuration files. The files are processed in alphabetical order.
Run the command:
Example of a filled virtual host file my-first-domain.com.conf:
Server-IP – is the IP address of your server.
ServerName - the name of the virtual host must be set to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN), in our case my-first-domain.com determines which domain name serves this virtual host.
ServerAdmin - contact e-mail address of the domain administrator is included in the reports on the web server errors. It is recommended to have a separate mailbox for this purpose.
ServerAlias - alias hostname, the value www.my-first-domain.com is obligatory, so that your site would work with both www, and without.
DocumentRoot - the root folder of the virtual host. Specify the directory of the site placement / home / username / my-first-domain.com
After connecting a website, make sure that no mistakes have been made, and configuration files do not contain errors:
service httpd configtest
After that, restart Apache to apply changes:
service httpd restart
Put a PHP script in the root directory:
echo "It works !" ;
Set the correct script rights with help of chmod chown
Open your website in a browser. If your domain is not directed to the IP address of the server, you can always add a line:
- Server-IP is the IP address of your server.
To the file hosts on your computer that you use for settings. In Windows, it is usually located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\, and in nix systems it’s located in /etc/
When installing the MySQL database server, according to the specified dependencies perl-DBI, perl-DBD-MySQL, mysql, and mysql-server will be installed as well.
yum install mysql-server
Set MySQL to run automatically when the system launches:
chkconfig mysqld on
service mysqld start
Setting up MySQL
By default, after installation, we can connect to our database server under the root without entering the password. Therefore, we assign a password and make a few more settings by running the script:
This script (if you answer yes to all the questions) will set a new root password, remove anonymous users, prohibit connection from remote machines as root, and remove the test database. Please note that the root MySQL password should be stored in a safe place.
You can connect using a MySQL client:
mysql -u root -p
yum install php
Installing a MySQL module for PHP:
yum install php-mysql
Basic installation includes a set of standard PHP modules. To see the list of available modules, run the command:
Installing extra modules (if you need them):
yum install php-common php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-devel php-xml php-gd
Adding a remi repository
If the repositories that are specified in the system are missing some packages, add a remi repository:
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm
Remi repository will be turned off by default, but the packages can be installed using '--enablerepo=remi' for example:
sudo yum --enablerepo=remi install php-xml
It can also be activated in the file /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo
Change enabled=0 to enabled=1
name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch