How to install LAMP and Phpmyadmin in opensuse 11.3

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) is an open source Web development platform that uses Linux as operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the relational database opensusemanagement system and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language. 
In this Simple tutorial we will explain you how to install LAMP server on your Opensuse 13.

1- Install LAMP

First Open the software manager “YAST” and search for LAMP the click apply to install


The  packages  that  will  be  installed  are:

apache2, mysql-community-server, apache2-mod_perl, apache2-prefork, php5-dom, php5-ctype, php5-iconv, php5-mysql, apache2-mod_php5, apache2-example-pages, apache2-mod_python, apache2-doc, yast2-http-server

  • After LAMP is installed start apache :
linux-gysk:~ # /etc/init.d/apache2   start 
Starting httpd2 (prefork)                                            done
linux-gysk:~ # chkconfig  apache2 on
linux-gysk:~ #

To check if apache has been installed correctly, open your browser and type localhost

  • Now check if  php  is  working.

Open terminal and create this file

vi  /srv/www/htdocs/file.php

and add this code :


Now open http://localhost/file.php or http://ip/file/php if you got something like in the screenshot bellow that means php is working :

  • Create MySQL password:

Open terminal and type :
mysqladmin   -u  root password xxxxxx

Check now if its working with
mysql  -u root  -p


Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 2
Server version: 5.1.46-log SUSE MySQL RPM

Copyright (c) 2000, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL v2 license

Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the current input statement.

Now start Mysql from daemon with

/etc/init.d/mysql start

2- Install phpMyadmin

First download the final version from and save it to /srv/www/htdocs

now extract and change the folder name to phpmyadmin:

mv  phpMyAdmin-3.3.4-all-languages  phpmyadmin


NB : If you got an error check if you have these dependencies installed : php5-mbstring and php5-mcrypt

Now restart your apache and open the page http//ip/phpmyadmin and login with mysqladmin username : root and password


{loadposition user9}

  • Gregor


    Thanks for the great tutorial. I found one mistake in it. The phpinfo code is missing the first line of code.

    Also please change "http//ip/phpmyadmin" to localhost/phpMyAdmin

    Thank You!

  • Pirat9

    HI Gregor.
    Thx for your comment the code is changed.
    About phpmyadmin is good because it was renamed from phpMyAdmin to phpmyadmin.

  • Werner


    Thanks for the great tutorial. I think there is a mistake in it.
    Instead of:

    the code should be

    Thank You!

  • Werner

    Once again:
    instead of
    it should be

  • Zinovsky

    Sorry, We have an issue with the plugin that shows these codes on our website, if we put the javascript in the footer of the page, then this kind of code dosn`t appear properly, i `m working to resolve this issue soon. Thanks

  • Twoflower

    Content of file.php you create should be:

  • Twoflower

    Character problem. empty comment

  • Twoflower


  • Twoflower


  • Mahroos

    First, Thanks a lot ,but I got empty page .
    Do you know why?
    please help me.

  • yohann yo