[CentOS] Are PHP and MySQL running on my CentOS installation?

ABOKHALAF, Nassri Abdellatif naabokhalaf at refertelecom.pt
Fri Sep 16 11:11:36 UTC 2005


What you need is php, msql & apache.

You can install all the packages via using yum

First execute
	yum install php php-mysql httpd mysqlclient10 mysql-server 

yum will resolve all dependences for you and probably will install some
additional packages that you may need.

If you have some packages already installed yum will tell you !

After installation, you will have to start several services:

service httpd start
service mysqld start
to test that your webserver is running you can use your local browser 


the best way to test php  is to put a phpinfo.php file in your webserver
document root usually in /var/www/html/.

Do the following:

vi /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

insert in the first line:

<? phpinfo(); ?>

To test php do the following:


it will show you your php configuration.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Dave Gutteridge
> Sent: sexta-feira, 16 de Setembro de 2005 11:52
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: [CentOS] Are PHP and MySQL running on my CentOS installation?
> When I was installing CentOS, I noticed among the list of components
> that PHP and MySQL were available. I made sure they were selected
> because I develop a lot of web sites in PHP/MySQL, but I always do my
> testing on the server side. I thought it would be kind of cool if I
> could do the testing and development on my home machine.
> Which is a long way of saying that I think I have PHP/MySQL on my
> machine, but have no idea what the heck to do with them. I mean, I can
> script PHP and write queries for MySQL, but don't know anything about
> their set up and installation.
> I wrote a small test HTML page with basic head and body information,
> simply this PHP in the body:
> <?php
> echo 'hello world':
> ?>
> And then opened it in FireFox. As expected, it didn't display
> So I went to my trusty friend, Google, and asked about it. But it's
> of those cases where people seem to assume that it's already
> and if it's installed, it's already working. The PHP site itself says
> "We do not distribute UNIX/Linux binaries. Most Linux distributions
> with PHP these days" and then not much else about running it.
> Am I going to find myself in a whole new world of confusing settings
> configurations if I try to get PHP working on my home machine?
> Dave
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