install apache 2.4, php 5.5 and mysql on centos 6/7

In the article we will tell you to install apache 2.4, php 5.5 and mysql on centos 6/7 with this we will guide you about installing phpmyadmin and related php and mysql modules.

LMAP is becoming more and more popular these days. People are using more vps and dedicated servers for their sites and applications. PHP backend is became more popular so here in this post we will tell you about installation on linux system’s.

Here I am using centos 6 for installation. From sept 2015 php 5.4 is no longer supported by PHP team so people are trying to install PHP 5.5+ version for good security and performance purpose on their linux servers.

install apache 2.4, php 5.5 and mysql on centos 6/7

Install Remi Repository

Remi is a repository where you can find the latest versions of the PHP  in this repository we can find latest programs and dependencies.

# yum update && yum install epel-release
# rpm -Uvh

Enable Remi Repository

Open following remi.repo file and change enabled=0 to 1 for php55 tag. Here we want to install PHP 5.5 version on centos machine.

# vim /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

After opening this file just edit this file and change enabled flag to 1 for php55 section
name=Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch

name=Remi's PHP 5.5 RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
# NOTICE: common dependencies are in "remi-safe"

Afer enabling remi repository. Now it is time to install PHP and apche and mysql

# yum --enablerepo=remi install httpd mysql mysql-server php php-common mod_php phpmyadmin

Step 4: Installing PHP Modules

Do not forget to accept installation and type Y when you asked while installation.     After installation run following command which will be useful while rebooting server(linux). After rebooting server following service will automatically started.   —— Enable Apache and MySQL on Boot ——

# chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on
# chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on

—— Start Apache and MySQL ——

# /etc/init.d/httpd start
# /etc/init.d/mysqld start

Verify PHP 5.5

Go to /var/www/html directoy and create file called phpinfo.php using following command.

#vi phpinfo.php

put following code in that file.

<?php echo phpinfo(); ?>

Execute file on your web browser

You can check your installation on command prompt also. For checking php modules use following command.

#Php -m

above command will list all php modules which are installed on your centos machine

Congratulations! Just now you completed your php 5.5, apache and mysql installation on your linux box.


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