How to Install LAMP on AlmaLinux 8

how to install lamp on almalinux 8

A LAMP is a group of software that provides a fully functional environment to host websites or PHP applications on the internet. It is open-source and one of the most popular stacks to host any kind of website. A LAMP is an acronym of the four software, Linux Operating System, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL or MariaDB database management system, and PHP programming language.

In this post, we will show you how to install the LAMP stack on AlmaLinux 8.

Prerequisites

  • An AlmaLinux 8 VPS (we’ll be using our SSD 2 VPS hosting plan)
  • Access to the root user account (or access to an admin account with root privileges)

Log in to the Server & Update the Server OS Packages

First, log in to your AlmaLinux 8 server via SSH as the root user:

ssh root@IP_Address -p Port_number

You will need to replace ‘IP_Address’ and ‘Port_number’ with your server’s respective IP address and SSH port number. Additionally, replace ‘root’ with the username of the admin account if necessary.

Before starting, you have to make sure that all AlmaLinux OS packages installed on the server are up to date. You can do this by running the following commands:

dnf update -y

Install Apache Web Server

First, you can install the Apache webserver using the following command:

dnf install httpd httpd-tools -y

After installing Apache, start the Apache service and enable it to start at system reboot:

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

Now, open your web browser and type the URL http://your-server-ip. You should see your Apache web server test page in the following screenshot:

installing lamp on almalinux 8

Install MariaDB Database Server

You can install the MariaDB database server with the following command:

dnf install mariadb-server mariadb -y

Once the MariaDB is installed, start the MariaDB service and enable it to start at system reboot:

systemctl start mariadb
systemctl enable mariadb

Next, run the following command to set the MariaDB root password:

mysql_secure_installation

Answer the following questions to set a root password and secure the MariaDB installation:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Install PHP

Next, you can install PHP with other most commonly used extensions by running the following command:

dnf install php-mysqlnd php-dom php-simplexml php-xml php-curl php-exif php-ftp php-gd php-iconv php-json php-mbstring php-posix -y

After installing PHP, restart the Apache service to apply the changes:

systemctl restart httpd

Verify PHP Installation

In order to verify the PHP installation, create a new info.php file:

nano /var/www/html/info.php

Add the following lines:

<?php
phpinfo ();
?>

Save and close the file when you are finished.

Now, open your web browser and access the info.php file using the URL http://your-server-ip/info.php. You should see the following page:

install lamp on almalinux 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed LAMP (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP) Stack on your AlmaLinux 8 system.

Of course, you don’t have to install LAMP Stack if you use one of our LAMP Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install LAMP Stack on AlmaLinux 8, for you. They are available 24/7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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