Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 17 (LAMP)

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Author: Falko Timme
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Last edited 06/04/2012

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 17 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname with the IP address These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.


2 Installing MySQL 5

To install MySQL, we do this:

yum install mysql mysql-server

Then we create the system startup links for MySQL (so that MySQL starts automatically whenever the system boots) and start the MySQL server:

systemctl enable mysqld.service
systemctl start mysqld.service



to set a password for the user root (otherwise anybody can access your MySQL database!):

[root@server1 ~]# mysql_secure_installation


In order to log into MySQL to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user.  If you've just installed MySQL, and
you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,
so you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
 <-- ENTER
OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MySQL
root user without the proper authorisation.

Set root password? [Y/n]
 <-- ENTER
New password: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Re-enter new password: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for
them.  This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother.  You should remove them before moving into a
production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]
 <-- ENTER
 ... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'.  This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]
 <-- ENTER
 ... Success!

By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access.  This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]
 <-- ENTER
 - Dropping test database...
 ... Success!
 - Removing privileges on test database...
 ... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]
 <-- ENTER
 ... Success!

Cleaning up...

All done!  If you've completed all of the above steps, your MySQL
installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MySQL!

[root@server1 ~]#


3 Installing Apache2

Apache2 is available as a Fedora package, therefore we can install it like this:

yum install httpd

Now configure your system to start Apache at boot time...

systemctl enable httpd.service

... and start Apache:

systemctl start httpd.service

Now direct your browser to, and you should see the Apache2 placeholder page:

Apache's default document root is /var/www/html on Fedora, and the configuration file is /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Additional configurations are stored in the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ directory.


4 Installing PHP5

We can install PHP5 and the Apache PHP5 module as follows:

yum install php

We must restart Apache afterwards:

systemctl restart httpd.service

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From: Anonymous at: 2012-06-27 18:03:29

Thank you for the excellent lamp tutorial.

It was easy to follow and everything worked.

From: AgR at: 2012-07-26 01:47:33

Good explication :D :D :D


From: Chris Thain at: 2012-08-15 16:58:18

Great article, thank you! I followed the instructions and everything worked very well indeed. A few tweaks to the configuration files and I was off to the races.

I will add one comment for anyone who may encounter the same problem I did: I use mysqli_result::fetch_all() in one of my applications and after installing PHP and MySQL following these instructions my application stopped working. I got the following error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method mysqli_result::fetch_all()

The reason is that mysqli_result::fetch_all() is only available for the MySQL Native Driver so if you want/need to use mysqli_result::fetch_all() then you must install php-mysqlnd ( yum install php-mysqlnd ) rather than php-mysql.

From: George at: 2012-09-29 22:36:34

Great job on this tutorial. It worked perfectly for me from the first command. Now I am at the phpmyadmin and can continue on my work. Really nice job!

The only small request is to add additional information about perl and python configuration also on Fedora. I think in lamp p sometimes stands for those other languages and you may have an even more complete tutorial by adding those.

Thanks again.

From: Gautam at: 2012-09-30 11:59:00

Awesome tutorial, i didn;t get stuck even once! Great job and thanks a ton!

From: Jamal at: 2012-10-27 07:43:02

Thank you.

every thing worked well!!!

From: Bryan Wolfford at: 2012-12-01 22:11:50

At the very end of this tutorial, when you load .../phpmyadmin/ you will be prompted for a username and password. If you followed this tutorial verbatim, this is the mysql user 'root' (not the linux root)  and the password that you set up earlier in the process.


From: Anonymous at: 2013-07-04 10:57:26

Thanks man.....perfect!