CentOS

LAMP

LAMP is not software in itselft, but is acutally a solution stack of software used to run websites or servers. For more information on LAMP, visit wikipedia's LAMP Solution Stack article.

How to install and configure LAMP

Since LAMP is not actually software in itself, to install and configure it, we will install and configure the individual software components that make up a LAMP Solution Stack.

Open Source Software:

phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Visit the phpMyAdmin website for more information.

MySQL

MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.  For more information on MySQL, you can visit their website at www.mysql.com.

Version

This documentation was written for MySQL 5.0.45 but may be usefull with other versions.

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Host Entry

The hosts file is a computer file used to map hostnames (domains) to IP addresses.  When your computer tries to resolve a domain name, the first place it looks is in the operating systems host file.

How to create a Host Entry

  1. Open the /etc/hosts file
  2. Add the following line to the end of the file replacing all variables where necessary
    $ip_address www.$domain $domain

Open Source Software:

PHP

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.  For more information on PHP, visit their website at www.php.net.

Version

This documentation was written for PHP 5.1.6 but may be usefull with other versions.

Open Source Software:

Apache Server

Apache HTTP Server is an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT.  For more information on Apache HTTP Server, you can visit their website at httpd.apache.org.

Version

This documentation was written for Apache HTTP Server 2.2.3 but may be usefull with other versions.

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VMware Tools

This page is only for those working with virtual machines created via VMware Workstation.  VMware Tools is a utility that improves mouse and monitor functionality on virtual machines.  VMware Tools is installed from the host operating system onto the guest operating system via VMware Workstation.

Version

This documentation was written for VMware Workstation 6.5 but may be usefull with other versions.

Open Source Software:

CentOS

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor (Red Hat). Visit the CentOS website for more information.

CentOS Tutorials and Documentation

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