In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LAMP on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP or Perl or Python. All components are free and open-source software, and the combination is suitable for building dynamic web pages. The LAMP stack is one of the most popular server configurations in the world.
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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of LAMP Stack on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).
Install LAMP on Manjaro 20 Nibia
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:
sudo pacman -Syu
Step 2. Installing Apache.
Let’s install the Apache webserver using the following command:
sudo pacman -S apache
Once the installation has been completed, open the Apache configuration file that exists on
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, search and comment on the following line:
# LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so
We can now enable and start the apache server by using the following command:
sudo systemctl enable httpd sudo systemctl restart httpd
Step 3. Install MySQL.
Run the following command to install MySQL Server on Manjaro:
sudo pacman -S mysql
Once completed, begin by initializing the MySQL data directory using the following command:
sudo mysql_install_db --user=mysql --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql
Next, enable and start it by using the following commands:
sudo systemctl enable mysqld sudo systemctl restart mysqld
By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL using the
mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MySQL:
$ sudo mysql_secure_installation
NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MariaDB SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY! In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and haven't set the root password yet, you should just press enter here. Enter current password for root (enter for none): OK, successfully used password, moving on... Setting the root password or using the unix_socket ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation. You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'. Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n] Y Enabled successfully! Reloading privilege tables.. ... Success! You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'. Change the root password? [Y/n] n ... skipping. By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment. Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y ... Success! Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network. Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y ... Success! By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed before moving into a production environment. Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y - Dropping test database... ... Success! - Removing privileges on test database... ... Success! Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far will take effect immediately. Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y ... Success! Cleaning up... All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB installation should now be secure. Thanks for using MariaDB!
Step 4. Installing PHP.
To install PHP and PHP Apache module in Manjaro, simply use
pacman the command:
sudo pacman -S php php-apache
After installation, we need to configure out PHP. Edit file:
sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
Find the following line and comment on it:
#LoadModule mpm_event_module modules/mod_mpm_event.so
Also, uncomment or add the line:
LoadModule mpm_prefork_module modules/mod_mpm_prefork.so
Then, add the following lines at the bottom of the configuration file:
LoadModule php7_module modules/libphp7.so AddHandler php7-script php Include conf/extra/php7_module.conf
Now save the file and exit. Restart the apache server to make sure all the configurations are loaded properly:
sudo systemctl restart httpd
To test the PHP installation, create a file at
/srv/http/phpinfo.php and write the following PHP code:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Now open this file in the browser by visiting the
localhost/phptest.php and check that the Apache server with the latest PHP version is installed on your Manjaro Linux.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the LAMP server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing LAMP (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP) in Manjaro 20 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache, MariaDB, and PHP website.