Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.5 (LAMP) - Page 2

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5 Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation

The document root of the default web site is /var/www/html. We will now create a small PHP file (info.php) in that directory and call it in a browser. The file will display lots of useful details about our PHP installation, such as the installed PHP version.

vi /var/www/html/info.php

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Now we call that file in a browser (e.g. http://192.168.0.100/info.php):

As you see, PHP5 is working, and it's working through the Apache 2.0 Handler, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that are already enabled in PHP5. MySQL is not listed there which means we don't have MySQL support in PHP5 yet.

 

6 Getting MySQL Support In PHP5

To get MySQL support in PHP, we can install the php-mysql package. It's a good idea to install some other PHP5 modules as well as you might need them for your applications. You can search for available PHP5 modules like this:

yum search php

Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

yum install php-mysql php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc

Now restart Apache2:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Now reload http://192.168.0.100/info.php in your browser and scroll down to the modules section again. You should now find lots of new modules there, including the MySQL module:

 

7 phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a web interface through which you can manage your MySQL databases.

First we enable the RPMforge repository on our CentOS system as phpMyAdmin is not available in the official CentOS 5.5 repositories:

On x86_64 systems:

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

On i386 systems:

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

phpMyAdmin can now be installed as follows:

yum install phpmyadmin

Now we configure phpMyAdmin. We change the Apache configuration so that phpMyAdmin allows connections not just from localhost (by commenting out the <Directory "/usr/share/phpmyadmin"> stanza):

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf

#
#  Web application to manage MySQL
#

#<Directory "/usr/share/phpmyadmin">
#  Order Deny,Allow
#  Deny from all
#  Allow from 127.0.0.1
#</Directory>

Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin
Alias /phpMyAdmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin
Alias /mysqladmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin

Next we change the authentication in phpMyAdmin from cookie to http:

vi /usr/share/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php

[...]
/* Authentication type */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http';
[...]

Restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Afterwards, you can access phpMyAdmin under http://192.168.0.100/phpmyadmin/:

 

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Submitted by Nesith (not registered) on Wed, 2011-07-20 03:08.

Its a great tutorial, but you forgot one little thing, when you ask people to point to 192.168.0.100 you are assuming that the IP address of the person following your tutorial is the same as what you provided here, I know people are smart enough to figure out, but for consistency you should say "now enter the IP address of the machine where you have install x etc...." excellent tutorial otherwise

 

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sat, 2011-06-25 12:34.
awesome stuff, thanks for this clear, working tutorial
Submitted by luckysanj (not registered) on Fri, 2011-04-08 04:57.

Dear Sir,

locally it work wonderfully but  I can't open phpmyadmin from remote site.

 It shows me error!

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin on this server.

Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at sushant.com/phpmyadmin Port 80

Submitted by dba (not registered) on Tue, 2011-04-05 22:34.
Thank you for the very clear steps. The installation was flawless.
Submitted by Leo Reice (not registered) on Thu, 2011-03-24 19:35.
Very easy to use walkthrough.