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Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2010.0 (LAMP)

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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 2010.0 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

First we update our package database:

urpmi.update -a

To install MySQL, we do this:

urpmi MySQL MySQL-client

By default, networking is not enabled in Mandriva 2010.0's MySQL package. We can change this by commenting out the line skip-networking in /etc/my.cnf:

vi /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:

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

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                     *:*                         LISTEN      2515/mysqld
tcp        0      0 *:mysql-im                  *:*                         LISTEN      2505/mysqlmanager
[root@server1 ~]#

Next, run

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:

urpmi apache-mpm-worker

Now start Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd start

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:

urpmi apache-mod_php

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