This tutorial describes how to install AMP(Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server in FreeBSD 10.
We assume you have the FreeBSD Ports Collection installed. If not, do:
portsnap fetch portsnap extract
If the Ports Collection is already installed, update it with :
portsnap fetch update
Okay, let’s begin the installation of the componments
Navigate to the Apache server port and build it:
cd /usr/ports/www/apache24 make install clean
Edit /etc/rc.conf so that the Apache server will start automatically at system boot.
echo 'apache24_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
start Apache an check with http://IP-address.
Install MariaDB Database Server
cd /usr/ports/databases/mariadb55-server make config ; make install clean
Edit rc.conf to start MariaDB at boot:
# vi /etc/rc.conf ...
# add mysql_enable mysql_enable="YES"
Now start MariaDB:
# service mysql-server start
Setup grant tables:
# cd /usr/local/ # mysql_install_db assumes its running from here # mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Configure root password:
mysqladmin -u root password 'yournewpassword'
Grant root permission to connect remotely:
mysql -u root -p mysql> grant all privileges on *.* to 'root'@'%' identified by 'appleton' with grant option; mysql> exit;
Before we proceed to build PHP, we need to add a configuration option so that PHP build includes support for the Apache server.
cd /usr/ports/lang/php55 make config
A menu should come up allowing you to select/deselect various build options. You should select “Build Apache module”
now go ahead with setup:
make install clean
add support for both MySQL and MySQLi to to communicate with the MySQL server.
cd /usr/ports/lang/php55-extensions/ make config
In the corresponding menu you should select “MySQL database support” and “MySQLi database support”.
make install clean
Configuration of PHP
cp /usr/local/etc/php.ini-development /usr/local/etc/php.ini
Now let’s configure Apache. Open the file /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf in your favourite editor and look for the following line:
And change it so it reads as follows:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
Now restart Apache:
To check if your php is nstalled,
add the code test.php,
cd /usr/local/www/apache24/data/ vi test.php
Add the following lines:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Restart apache and test:
Please note: For PhpMyadmin if you are working with php55 you will get this error:
===> pecl-APC-3.1.14_1 cannot be installed: doesn't work with lang/php55 port (doesn't support PHP 5.5). *** Error code 1
You have to Downgrade to php53 to get rid off this error, else wait till this issue be fixed by FreeBSD developers.