DEV Community


Posted on • Updated on

Add a LAMP Stack to a server with Centos OS

Log in as root


add a new user with sudo privileges

[root@myserver ~]# adduser admin
[root@myserver ~]# passwd admin
Changing password for user admin.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@myserver ~]# usermod -aG wheel admin

change from root to new user

[root@myserver ~]# su - admin
[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo ls -la /root

[sudo] password for admin:

update Centos

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo yum update

add apache

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo yum install httpd

start apache

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo systemctl start httpd.service

add mariadb

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo yum install mariadb-server mariadb

start mariadb

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo systemctl start mariadb

secure mariadb

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo mysql_secure_installation

system will ask these questions. answer with y

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

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
... Success!

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
... Success!

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y

  • Dropping test database... ... Success!
  • Removing privileges on test database... ... Success!

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y
... Success!
Cleaning up...

let system start maria db

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service

add php and mysql

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo yum install php php-mysql

restart apache

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo systemctl restart httpd.service

install nano editor

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo yum install nano

add php info file so you can check your installation

[admin@myserver ~]$ sudo nano /var/www/html/info.php

info page is at http://youripaddress/info.php

that's it. go to your ip address and you should have the apache start page

Discussion (2)

lmuzquiz profile image
lmuzquiz • Edited on

You might want to add the word "Centos" on the title to clarify it's a Centos server, . Instructions may vary if the server is Ubuntu, Debian, not to mention any other kind of server which is not Linux

jrohatiner profile image
Judith Author

Thanks for pointing that out. I will definitely do that!