Installing LAMP stack on CentOS 6
LAMP or Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP is the default software stack most PHP+MySQL based applications use, it's the easiest and quickest way to get your PHP+MySQL application online. A LAMP stack can be installed on CentOS 6 with the following commands.
Updating the system
We first update the system to make sure that all our installed packages are upto date. Your CentOS 6 system can be updated easily with the following command,
Apache can be installed with the following command, usually Apache comes pre-installed on the default CentOS images we have but if your VPS has been installed with a minimal OS image, then it won't come with Apache pre-installed.
yum install httpd
Once the install finishes, start Apache with the following command,
service httpd start
Here we install PHP and the PHP-mysql plugin for PHP to communicate with your MySQL server.
yum install php php-mysql
Restart Apache so that Apache detects PHP and enables it,
service httpd restart
MySQL can be installed with the following command,
yum install mysql-server
Setup MySQL with a root password
Start MySQL once the above step is complete,
service mysqld start
Set Apache/MySQL services to start on boot
chkconfig httpd on chkconfig mysqld on
Done! Load your VPSes IP address in the browser and it should display the default Apache page!
All your files to be displayed go into the default web-root at