Linux Apache MySql PHP – LAMP Install Guide

Installing LAMP is very simple. If you are using putty to SSH into a server or VPS you can copy and paste the commands then right click in putty and the command will be put into terminal. The following code was used to install LAMP on CentOS but the commands should be the same for most Linux servers by simply replacing yum with.

Install Apache

In terminal type the following to install Apache.

yum install httpd

You will be asked to confirm the install, so enter y to confirm it. Once it’s finished installing you will need to start the server so enter the following to start up apache

service httpd start

Now check to see if apache has started up. Type in the ip or address of the vps and it should display a message. (Either “It WORKS” or some apache branded page.)

Install MYSQL

Same process as before. Install the service and confirm anything it asks.

yum install mysql-server service mysqld start

next you will need to set a root password for the SQL server. You will be asked 4 questions about removing default users, remote access etc. I suggst you answer y to all of them.


Install PHP

The final step is to install php. Enter the following command in the terminal to install php.

yum install php php-mysql

Once installed you can check to see if it has installed correctly.

nano /var/www/html/test.php

Add the following lines of code into this file.


Once you have the file saved restart apache so it can pick up everything you have just installed.

service httpd restart

Now open your browser and type in the IP / domain of your server and then the name of the file. eg. “”.