There is a new revision of this tutorial available for Mandriva Linux 2010.1 (Spring).
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2009.1 (LAMP)
Author: Falko Timme
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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Mandriva 2009.1 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 server1.example.com with the IP address 192.168.0.100. These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.
2 Installing MySQL 5.0
First we update our package database:
To install MySQL, we do this:
urpmi MySQL MySQL-client
By default, networking is not enabled in Mandriva 2009.1's MySQL package. We can change this by commenting out the line skip-networking in /etc/my.cnf:
[...] # Don't listen on a TCP/IP port at all. This can be a security enhancement, # if all processes that need to connect to mysqld run on the same host. # All interaction with mysqld must be made via Unix sockets or named pipes. # Note that using this option without enabling named pipes on Windows # (via the "enable-named-pipe" option) will render mysqld useless! # #skip-networking [...]
Afterwards, we start MySQL:
Now check that networking is enabled. Run
netstat -tap | grep mysql
The output should look like this:
[root@server1 ~]# netstat -tap | grep mysql
tcp 0 0 *:mysql-im *:* LISTEN 3172/mysqlmanager
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 3183/mysqld
mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword
mysqladmin -h server1.example.com -u root password yourrootsqlpassword
to set a password for the user root (otherwise anybody can access your MySQL database!).
3 Installing Apache2
Apache2 is available as a Mandriva package, therefore we can install it like this:
Now start Apache:
Now direct your browser to http://192.168.0.100, and you should see the Apache2 placeholder page:
Apache's default document root is /var/www/html on Mandriva, 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: