Installing LCMP stack on CentOS 5.5

On 2010年10月27日, in linux, by netoearth

LCMP is an acronym for a stack of free, open source software from the first letters of Linux (operating system), Cherokee HTTP Server, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python. These are the principal components to build a viable general purpose web server.

LCMP – Linux.Cherokee.MySQL.PHP/Perl/Python

In this tutorial we will be installing the following open source software components to build the LCMP stack. CentOS 5.5 (operating system), Cherokee 1.0.6 (web server), MySQL 5.0.77 (database server), PHP 5.3.3, Perl 5.8.8, Python 2.4.3

Before we start just some general house keeping. The base CentOS 5.5 server hostname and IP address in this tutorial:

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The assumption, for this CentOS 5.5 LCMP tutorial, is that you are running as root and have a medium understanding of the software required.

# yum install yum-priorities

Download and install the relevant YUM install repositories

# rpm -Uhv
# rpm -Uvh
# rpm -Uvh

Install Cherokee web server and RRDtool (allows for graphs on the vhosts)

# yum install cherokee
# yum install rrdtool

Install MySQL server

# yum install mysql mysql-server

Finally install PHP, Perl and Python.

Note: If you upgrading make sure you remove your previous version of PHP

# yum install php53-pear php53 php53-cli php53-common \
php53-devel php53-gd php53-mbstring php53-mcrypt \
php53-mysql php53-pdo php53-soap php53-xml php53-xmlrpc \
php53-bcmath php53-pecl-apc php53-pecl-memcache

# yum update perl python

Make sure everything that needs to be started at boot is on

# chkconfig cherokee on
# chkconfig mysqld on

Create a PHP info page to view your newly install LCMP Stack

# vi /var/www/cherokee/phpinfo.php

// Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL
// Show just the module information.
// phpinfo(8) yields identical results.

Start the required services

# service mysqld start
# service cherokee start

Lastly we’ll configure Cherokee’s default vhost to use PHP (video below)

# cherokee-admin -b

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