In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of how to Install and Configure LAMP Stack on openSUSE (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). The LAMP stack is a popular choice for hosting web applications, as it provides a reliable and robust environment for running dynamic websites and web applications. Let’s get started!
Before you begin, ensure that you have a fresh installation of openSUSE and root or sudo access to your system.
How to Install LAMP Stack on openSUSE
Update the System
First, update your openSUSE system to the latest package versions:
sudo zypper update
Install Apache Web Server
Next, install the Apache web server on your openSUSE system:
sudo zypper install apache2
After installation, enable and start the Apache service:
sudo systemctl enable apache2 sudo systemctl start apache2
To check if Apache is running, open your browser and visit
http://your_server_ip. You should see the Apache default welcome page.
Now, install MariaDB as the database server for your LAMP stack:
sudo zypper install mariadb mariadb-tools
Enable and start the MariaDB service:
sudo systemctl enable mysql sudo systemctl start mysql
Secure your MariaDB installation by running the following command and following the on-screen prompts:
Install PHP and required modules for your LAMP stack:
sudo zypper install php7 php7-mysql apache2-mod_php7
To test your PHP installation, create a new file
/srv/www/htdocs/info.php with the following content:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Restart the Apache service to apply the changes:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
http://your_server_ip/info.php in your browser to check if PHP is working correctly.
Allow HTTP and HTTPS traffic through the firewall:
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-service=http sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-service=https sudo firewall-cmd --runtime-to-permanent
Install phpMyAdmin to manage your MariaDB databases:
sudo zypper install phpMyAdmin
Edit the phpMyAdmin configuration file
/etc/phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php and set the
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'your_blowfish_secret_here';
Restart the Apache service:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Access phpMyAdmin at
http://your_server_ip/phpMyAdmin and log in with your MariaDB credentials.
Consider installing additional software for your LAMP stack, such as FTP server, Email server, or OpenVPN server. These tools can further enhance your openSUSE server and help you manage your web applications more effectively.
Finalize LAMP Stack Setup
At this point, you have successfully installed and configured a LAMP stack on openSUSE. You can now host your web applications and dynamic websites on your server. Remember to keep your system updated, and consider setting up regular backups to protect your data.
In this tutorial, we demonstrated how to install and configure a LAMP stack on openSUSE. With the LAMP stack in place, you can build and deploy powerful web applications and dynamic websites. Don’t forget to explore other essential tools and configurations to make the most of your openSUSE server, such as setting up IP aliasing and changing the SSH port for improved security.
We hope you found this tutorial helpful! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.