How To Install DHCP Server on CentOS 7

Install DHCP Server on CentOS 7

For those of you who didn’t know, The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services. With DHCP, computers request IP addresses and networking parameters automatically from a DHCP server, reducing the need for a network administrator or a user to configure these settings manually.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation DHCP Server on CentOS 7.

Install DHCP Server on CentOS 7

Step 1. First of all, make sure that all packages are up to date.

Step 2. Install a DHCP server.

To install a DHCP server on CentOS 7, enter the following command:

Step 3. Configuration DHCP server.

Once it’s installed you’ll need to edit the dhcpf.conf, which is blank. For a basic setup I used the content below, it should get you working. Please note that my internal network address is So my specifications in this file are pertaining to it. You will have put the information based on your own network:

Finally, you have to restart the DHCP service by using the following command:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the DHCP Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing DHCP Server on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official CentOS website.

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