The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 - Page 6

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2008-07-10 16:24. ::

12 Apache2 With PHP & Ruby

Now we install Apache with PHP (this is PHP 5.1.6):

yum install php php-devel php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-mysql php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc curl curl-devel perl-libwww-perl ImageMagick libxml2 libxml2-devel

Then edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

and change DirectoryIndex to

[...]
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php index.php3 index.pl
[...]

Now configure your system to start Apache at boot time:

chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on

Start Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd start

 

12.1 Disable PHP Globally

(If you do not plan to install ISPConfig on this server, please skip this section!)

In ISPConfig you will configure PHP on a per-website basis, i.e. you can specify which website can run PHP scripts and which one cannot. This can only work if PHP is disabled globally because otherwise all websites would be able to run PHP scripts, no matter what you specify in ISPConfig.

To disable PHP globally, we edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf and comment out the AddHandler and AddType lines:

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf

#
# PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language which attempts to make it
# easy for developers to write dynamically generated webpages.
#

LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so

#
# Cause the PHP interpreter to handle files with a .php extension.
#
#AddHandler php5-script .php
#AddType text/html .php

#
# Add index.php to the list of files that will be served as directory
# indexes.
#
DirectoryIndex index.php

#
# Uncomment the following line to allow PHP to pretty-print .phps
# files as PHP source code:
#
#AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

Afterwards we restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

 

12.2 Installing mod_ruby

For CentOS 5.2, there's no mod_ruby package available, so we must compile it ourselves. First we install some prerequisites:

yum install httpd-devel ruby ruby-devel

Next we download and install mod_ruby as follows:

cd /tmp
wget http://www.modruby.net/archive/mod_ruby-1.2.6.tar.gz
tar zxvf mod_ruby-1.2.6.tar.gz
cd mod_ruby-1.2.6/
./configure.rb --with-apr-includes=/usr/include/apr-1
make
make install

Finally we must add the mod_ruby module to the Apache configuration, so we create the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/ruby.conf...

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ruby.conf

LoadModule ruby_module modules/mod_ruby.so

... and restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

 

13 ProFTPd

ISPConfig has better support for proftpd than vsftpd, so let's remove vsftpd:

yum remove vsftpd

Because CentOS has no proftpd package, we have to compile Proftpd manually:

cd /tmp/
wget --passive-ftp ftp://ftp.proftpd.org/distrib/source/proftpd-1.3.1.tar.gz
tar xvfz proftpd-1.3.1.tar.gz
cd proftpd-1.3.1/
./configure --sysconfdir=/etc
make
make install
cd ..
rm -fr proftpd-1.3.1*

The proftpd binary gets installed in /usr/local/sbin, but we need it in /usr/sbin, so we create a symlink:

ln -s /usr/local/sbin/proftpd /usr/sbin/proftpd

Now create the init script /etc/init.d/proftpd:

vi /etc/init.d/proftpd

#!/bin/sh
# $Id: proftpd.init,v 1.1 2004/02/26 17:54:30 thias Exp $
#
# proftpd        This shell script takes care of starting and stopping
#                proftpd.
#
# chkconfig: - 80 30
# description: ProFTPD is an enhanced FTP server with a focus towards \
#              simplicity, security, and ease of configuration. \
#              It features a very Apache-like configuration syntax, \
#              and a highly customizable server infrastructure, \
#              including support for multiple 'virtual' FTP servers, \
#              anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory visibility.
# processname: proftpd
# config: /etc/proftp.conf
# pidfile: /var/run/proftpd.pid

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

# Source networking configuration.
. /etc/sysconfig/network

# Check that networking is up.
[ ${NETWORKING} = "no" ] && exit 0

[ -x /usr/sbin/proftpd ] || exit 0

RETVAL=0

prog="proftpd"

start() {
        echo -n $"Starting $prog: "
        daemon proftpd
        RETVAL=$?
        echo
        [ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/proftpd
}

stop() {
        echo -n $"Shutting down $prog: "
        killproc proftpd
        RETVAL=$?
        echo
        [ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/lock/subsys/proftpd
}

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
  start)
        start
        ;;
  stop)
        stop
        ;;
  status)
        status proftpd
        RETVAL=$?
        ;;
  restart)
        stop
        start
        ;;
  condrestart)
        if [ -f /var/lock/subsys/proftpd ]; then
          stop
          start
        fi
        ;;
  reload)
        echo -n $"Re-reading $prog configuration: "
        killproc proftpd -HUP
        RETVAL=$?
        echo
        ;;
  *)
        echo "Usage: $prog {start|stop|restart|reload|condrestart|status}"
        exit 1
esac

exit $RETVAL

Then we make the init script executable:

chmod 755 /etc/init.d/proftpd

Next we open /etc/proftpd.conf and change Group to nobody:

vi /etc/proftpd.conf

[...]
Group                           nobody
[...]

For security reasons you can also add the following lines to /etc/proftpd.conf (thanks to Reinaldo Carvalho; more information can be found here: http://proftpd.org/localsite/Userguide/linked/userguide.html):

vi /etc/proftpd.conf

[...]
DefaultRoot ~
IdentLookups off
ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."
[...]

Now we can create the system startup links for Proftpd:

chkconfig --levels 235 proftpd on

And finally we start Proftpd:

/etc/init.d/proftpd start


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Submitted by Mike Shafer (not registered) on Fri, 2009-05-15 03:31.

Great bit of work. I followed this to the letter and it worked perfectly. Learned a few new tricks on the process! Thanks for the efforts.

Mike Shafer

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2009-02-11 12:27.

Hy

This tutorial is very good but I have a problem. When I try to install proftpd  it just don't stop to checking. I leave server to install 24 hours but it still checking. I can't complete install. I saw an warning message:

make: Warning: File `Make.rules.in' has modification time 1e+08 s in the future

 What could be a problem?

 

 

Submitted by Jeremy (not registered) on Mon, 2008-12-01 17:54.

Great Tutorial.

I have always setup LAMP for local development, but have been wanting to do some smaller sites in house.

Followed your tutorial almost step-by-step (I prefer building php).

Submitted by FractalizeR (registered user) on Sat, 2008-08-30 19:38.
This manual is missing just one thing relative to ISPConfig. It requires flex package to be installed (2.2.25 at least). So, `yum install flex` is needed