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FAMP – Installing Apache2.4, MariaDB, PHP on FreeBSD 10

Here is a procedure to install a FAMP(FreeBSD with Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server. The following setup runs Apache 2.4, MySQL 5.6, and PHP 5.5 on FreeBSD 10. If any version of the packages needs to be changed, replace the versions in the commands accordingly.

Pre-Installation Tasks

Before installation of the components, Download the compressed snapshot of the ports collection, using the following command

# portsnap fetch

Now extract the snapshot into /usr/ports using the following command

# portsnap extract

Apache 2.4 – Installation and Configuration

# cd /usr/ports/www/apache24
# make install

(While running “make install” the installer asks to check the boxes to install various libraries and support packages. Check the appropriate boxes as per requirements.

# make clean

Edit the apache configuration file i.e. /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf and make the following changes

ServerRoot "/usr/local"
ServerAdmin you@your.address
ServerName www.example.com:80
DocumentRoot "/usr/local/www/apache24/data"
Listen :80

Edit the /etc/hosts file and add the following line:

<ip-address>                  <hostname>.<domain>

eg:

192.168.1.1               hostname.example.org

Create a file named /boot/loader.conf or edit it if it is already present and add the following line:

accf_http_load="YES"

Add the following line to /etc/rc.conf

 apache24_enable="YES"

Test the apache server installation using the following command:

# /usr/local/sbin/apachectl start

MariaDB – Installation and Configuration

# cd /usr/ports/databases/mariadb55-server/
# make install
# make clean

Start MariaDB

 # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start

Add the following line to the file /etc/rc.conf

 mysql_enable="YES"

Set password for my sql using the following command

# rehash
# mysqladmin -uroot password 

Configuring mysql

Use the following command

 # cp /usr/local/share/mysql/my-small.cnf /etc/my.cnf

Restart mysql using the following commands

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server restart

PHP – Installation and Configuration

Use the following commands to install PHP5.5 and other supporting packages

# cd /usr/ports/lang/php55
# make install
# make clean

Copy the PHP configuration file using the following command

 # cp /usr/local/etc/php.ini-production /usr/local/etc/php.ini

Install and configuring mysql module for PHP

# cd /usr/ports/databases/php55_extensions
# make config

Enable the mysql extension as in the image below
php-mysql-extension

# make install
# make clean

Install and configuring apache module for PHP

# cd /usr/ports/www/mod_php55
# make install
# make clean

Edit /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf file and add the following lines under /AddType

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

And add the following line under LoadModule section

LoadModule php5_module        libexec/apache24/libphp5.so

Modify the line ‘DirectoryIndex index.html’ to the following

 DirectoryIndex index.php index.html

Now restart the apache server by using the following command

# /usr/local/sbin/apachectl restart
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