How To Install Centmin Mod on CentOS


For those of you who didn’t know, Centmin Mod is a shell script which provides menu based installer that allows you to install and manage the latest versions of Nginx webserver, MariaDB/MySQL, PHP and a DNS server on a CentOS VPS, without using a control panel. 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.


  • Fresh CentOS 6.x based 32bit or 64bit installation (CentOS minimal ISO recommended)
  • Minimum 256MB memory available. With some tweaks outlined here, you can install on 128MB memory based VPS. But recommend at least 256MB memory.
  • 25 – 60 minutes of your time depending on speed of your server, network speed (for downloads/yum etc).

Step 1. Install dependencies and download latest version of Centmin Mod’s zip file.

Step 2. Extract files and change to centmin-v1.2.3 mod directory and chmod +x bash script.

Step 3. Run the script.

You will have the following options:

With this step the Centmin Mod installation is completed. If you want to create Nginx vhost directive, run the scipt again and select the second option.

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