LAMP is an acronym for a set (complex) of server software widely used on the World Wide Web. LAMP is named after the first letters of its constituent components:

  • Linux is the operating system on which the web application infrastructure is deployed;

  • Apache - the web server;

  • MariaDB / MySQL - used to work with databases ;

  • PHP - programming language used to create web applications.

First let's update the information about the packages in the repositories:

# yum makecache

Now you can install the software.

Installing Apache*

To do this at the command line, type:

# yum install httpd

Installing MySQL

Enter the command:

# yum install mysql-server mysql-client

After installation is complete, you must run mysql and reset the password:

# /etc/init.d/mysqld start
# /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password

Installing PHP

You can use the command:

# yum install php php-mysql

This will also install the base set of PHP extensions and the PHP module for Apache.

Add site

In case you plan to host more than one site on the server, you need to create VirtualHost for all sites in the Apache configuration files.

In CentOS, VirtualHosts are connected from a separate directory /etc/httpd/sites-enabled/

To do this, you need to create it:

mkdir /etc/httpd/sites-enabled/  

And add a line to the Apache configuration file:

Include sites-enabled/*.conf  

It is also better to create a separate file for a separate domain and name this file with the name of the domain.

Create a configuration file for the domain.

To create a file run the command

touch /etc/httpd/sites-enabled/  

Open the file for editing with any text editor you like and write into it:

<VirtualHost >  
       DocumentRoot /var/www/sites/
       CustomLog /var/www/httpd-logs/ combined
       ErrorLog /var/www/httpd-logs/
       AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
  • Instead of - use server IP,
  • Instead of - domain name.

Creating a database in MySQL

You need to create a database for the site.

mysql -u root -p  

Create a database and give user rights to it

create database db  
grant all privileges on db.* to 'user'@'localhost' identified by 'password';  
  • db - base name,

  • user - name of the user to be created,

  • password - password.

Creation of the site directory and installation of CMS*

Create directories for the site and logs, as well as log files themselves:

mkdir /var/www/sites/  
mkdir /var/www/sites/  
mkdir /var/www/httpd-logs  
touch /var/www/httpd-logs/  
touch /var/www/httpd-logs/  

To install the CMS, go to the domain directory and download the distribution of the desired CMS:

cd /var/www/sites/  

Then unzip the downloaded archive:


Now, if your DNS records lead correctly to your server, you can go to the site to continue the installation by domain, and if not, then by IP address.

Important! Do not run the installation on servers with a control panel, as it may lead to data loss.

Updated July 25, 2019