How to install and configure FAMP?

By admin, 28 November, 2022

To install and configure a FAMP stack (FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a FreeBSD-based system, you can follow these steps:

Install Apache:

sudo pkg update
sudo pkg install apache24

Start Apache:

sudo sysrc apache24_enable=YES
sudo service apache24 start

Install MySQL:

sudo pkg install mysql80-server

Start MySQL:

sudo sysrc mysql_enable=YES
sudo service mysql-server start

Secure MySQL Installation:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Follow the prompts to set a root password and secure your MySQL installation.

Install PHP:

sudo pkg install php80 mod_php80

Configure Apache to Use PHP:

sudo ee /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf

Add the following lines to the file:

LoadModule php_module libexec/apache24/
AddHandler php-script .php

Restart Apache:

sudo service apache24 restart

Test the Setup:

Create a PHP file to test if Apache is serving PHP files correctly:

You can now access this file in your browser (e.g., http://your_server_ip/info.php) to see PHP information.

Configure Firewall (if necessary):

sudo sysrc firewall_enable=YES
sudo service ipfw start
sudo sysrc firewall_type=workstation
sudo service ipfw restart
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Optional: Install phpMyAdmin (for easier MySQL management):

sudo pkg install php80-mysqli php80-json php80-mbstring php80-session
sudo pkg install php80-mysqlnd
sudo pkg install php80-phpmyadmin

During installation, choose the web server (apache24), and follow the prompts.

Secure phpMyAdmin:

Configure phpMyAdmin to only allow access from specific IP addresses or via HTTPS.

 That's it! You now have a fully functioning FAMP stack installed and configured on your FreeBSD system.

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