A LAMP stack is considered to be one of the open source software that is usually installed together so as to enable a server to the host dynamic web apps and websites. This particular term is actually an acronym. It basically represents Linux OS with Apache web server. The site data has been known to be stored in a MySQL database with the help of Maria DB and also dynamic content which is processed with the help of PHP. In this particular article, we will be talking about how to get a LAMP stack installed in a CentOS 7 VPS. The CentOS is known to fulfill the first requirement- Linux OS.



Before getting into the details of the article one should possess a separate, non-route user account which is set-up on their servers. This can be learned while discussing the steps of installing the server set-up for the CentOS 7.


The Steps Include

1. Install Apache:  This particular server is considered to be one of the most popular servers that exist currently in the world today. This makes Apache be the default choice for many of the users in hosting a website. Apache can be easily installed with the help of the CentOS package manager. A package manager allows the user to install most of the software easily. Let us start by typing in the commands. Since the user will be using a pseudo command the operations will execute by route privileges. It asks the user for their password so as to verify their intention.

Once the web server installed Apache can be started on the VPS. Users can do a spot check so as to verify that everything has gone according to a plan by visiting their server public IP address. Regardless of any method used to get the IP address, one can type in their web browser address so as to get to the server.


2. Install MySQL: Once the web server up and running the next step involves installing a MySQL. Maria DB is considered to be a community developed for of the said MySQL. Basically, it helps in organizing and providing access to such databases whereby our site can easily store information. Yum can be used to install and acquire this software. We can also install some of the helper packages. They will assist in getting the components to communicate with one another. Now that the software MySQL is running the user may want to run a security script which will help them remove the dangerous defaults and then lock down access to their database systems. After running the interactive script the prompt will ask the user for their current route password.

Since MySQL was just installed the user will not have a password which is why they should leave the said space blank by clicking on entering. The prompt will later ask if the user would like to set-up a route password. This is where the user needs to go ahead and enter Y and then follow the other necessary instructions.


3. Install PHP: The user to enhance any of the functionalities of PHP would require the installation of additional modules for searching of the options that are available for the PHP modules and libraries, the user can type this in their system: -yum search PHP-. After typing the said command the results will show all of the optional components that the user may install. It basically gives the user a short description of each of these components.

If the user would like to get more information in regards to what each of these modules do then they either may search the net or can even look at the long description that is available in the package by typing yum info package name. A lot of outputs will be shown having one of the fields known as the description which will be having functionalities that the particular module will provide.


4. Test PHP processing on your web server: The user in order to test that their systems are configured properly for the PHP can create a basic PHP script. In the CentOS 7 this particular directory can be found at var/ www/ HTML/ dot. The user can create the said file at this location by typing sudo vi/var/ www/HTML/info.php. This will basically open a blank file in which the user needs to put in the following text which will be a valid PHP quotes inside the said file. The text being when this is finished the user can save and close this particular file.

From the above discussion, we have looked thoroughly into the steps that are involved with the installation of LAMP stack on CentOS 7. Users that would like to install the said software can follow these steps.


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