Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2010.1 Spring (LAMP) - Page 2

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

Now we call that file in a browser (e.g.

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:

urpmf php

Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

urpmi php-mysql php-mysqli php-bz2 php-calendar php-ctype php-curl php-devel php-dio php-dom php-eaccelerator php-enchant php-esmtp php-event php-exif php-fam php-ffmpeg php-fileinfo php-filepro php-ftp php-gd php-gettext php-gmp php-iconv php-id3 php-imap php-mailparse php-mbstring php-mcache php-mcrypt php-ming php-newt php-odbc php-oggvorbis php-pcntl php-pcre php-pear-Net_IDNA php-posix php-pspell php-readline php-recode php-session php-shmop php-simplexml php-snmp php-soap php-sockets php-sqlite php-ssh2 php-suhosin php-sysvmsg php-sysvsem php-sysvshm php-tclink php-tcpwrap php-tidy php-xml php-xmlrpc php-zip php-ini

Now restart Apache2:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Now reload 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.

phpMyAdmin can be installed as follows:

urpmi phpmyadmin

Then open /etc/httpd/conf/webapps.d/phpmyadmin.conf...

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

... and make it look as follows to allow remote access to phpMyAdmin:

Alias /phpmyadmin /var/www/phpmyadmin

<Directory /var/www/phpmyadmin>
    Order deny,allow
    #Deny from all
    #Allow from
    Allow from all
    ErrorDocument 403 "Access denied per /etc/httpd/conf/webapps.d/phpmyadmin.conf"

    php_flag session.auto_start 0

<Directory /var/www/phpmyadmin/libraries>
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

Restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Afterwards, you can access phpMyAdmin under


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