How to install LAMP Stack on CentOS 7.3

CentOS Tutorial – This tutorial will guide you how to install LAMP Stack on CentOS 7.3 server. As you know LAMP is a collaboration between Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP that provide a reliable web server to host your websites and also web applications. We also provide a video on each steps to make it easier for you.

System Configuration:

  • CentOS 7.3
  • Kernel 3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64
  • Dual core CPU
  • 1 GHz RAM

Steps to install LAMP Stack on CentOS 7.3

Step 1. Update System

As always, make sure our system is up to date.

yum update

Step 2. Install Apache Web Server

Use this command to install Apache web server on CentOS 7.3.

yum install httpd

Next, run the httpd service

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

Now open a web browser and type the server IP address and make sure it show something like in the video below.

Example:

At this point, our Apache web server is ready.

Step 3. Install MySQL (Mariadb Server)

Now we will install MySQL or Mariadb server. This tutorial will install Mariadb instead of MySQL. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL and has the same functionality as MySQL Server. Use this command to install it

yum install mariadb mariadb-server

Start Mariadb

systemctl start mariadb
systemctl enable mariadb

Secure Mariadb

mysql_secure_installation

Example:

Step 4. Install PHP

Command to install PHP on CentOS 7.3

yum install php php-mysql

Check PHP Version

php --version

Output:

root@localhost ~]# php --version
PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Nov  6 2016 00:29:02) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies

Done. Now we have all LAMP elements installed on CentOS 7.3 Server. We are now ready to deploy some web applications on our CentOS 7.3 Server.

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