1. How to Install LAMP on CentOS 7:
    1. How to create MySQL USER and DB via CLI
    2. How to Install VSFTPD, FTP

How to Install LAMP on CentOS 7:

  1. Install / Start Apache
    # install
    yum install httpd
    # start apache
    systemctl start httpd.service
    # enable apache to start on boot
    systemctl enable httpd.service
  2. Install MariaDB
    # install
    yum install mariadb-server mariadb
    # start mariadb
    systemctl start mariadb
    # run simple security installation script
    # enable mariadb on boot
    systemctl enable mariadb.service
  3. Install PHP
    # install
    yum install php php-mysql
    # spot-check the phpinfo() function
    echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" >> /var/www/html/info.php
    # restart webserver
    systemctl restart httpd.service
    # verify the page loads the phpinfo() function at http://server/info.php
    • NOTE: The official CENTOS 7 repos have PHP 5.4 which is EOL. To install the latest php version, perform the following
      # enable EPEL and Remi repositories
      yum install
      yum install
      # install yum-utils
      yum install yum-utils
      # enable remi repo for installing different php versions
      yum-config-manager --enable remi-php72
      yum-config-manager --enable remi-php71
      yum-config-manager --enable remi-php56
      # Now install php with all necessary modules
      yum install php php-common php-cli php-mysql php-xml php-xcache php-gd php-mbstring
      # double check new version
      php -v
  4. Configure Firewall
    sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
    sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
    sudo firewall-cmd --reload

How to create MySQL USER and DB via CLI

  1. Connect to the MySQL engine:
    mysql -u root -p
  2. Create DATABASE
    CREATE DATABASE new_database_name
  3. Create user and grant privileges
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON new_database_name.* TO "newuser"@"localhost" IDENTIFIED BY "password123"

How to Install VSFTPD, FTP

  1. Install VSFTPD and FTP
    yum install vsftpd ftpd
  2. Modify the vsftpd.conf
    vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
    • Disable anonymous login
    • uncomment ascii_upload_enable=YES and ascii_download_enable=YES
  3. Start the vsftpd service
    systemctl start vsftpd
    systemctl enable vsftpd
  4. Configure firewall firewall-cmd –permanent –add-port=21/tcp firewall-cmd –permanent –add-service=ftp firewall-cmd –reload

  5. Update the SELinux boolean values for FTP service
    setsebool -P ftp_home_dir on
  6. Create FTP user
    useradd webftp
    passwd webftp
    chown -R webftp /var/www/html

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