Install LEMP Stack on CentOS 7 (Red Hat 7)

A very quick how-to guide on installing NGINX, MySQL and PHP, otherwise known as a LEMP stack on CentOS 7 (and usable on Red Hat 7 as well). Image from Digital Ocean link.

1. Install MySQL (mariadb)

yum install mariadb mariadb-server
mariadb restart
sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation

2. Add the NGINX repository

Create the file named /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo with the following contents:

name=nginx repo

3. Install NGINX

yum install nginx
service nginx start
service nginx status

4. Allow NGINX through the firewall

firewall-cmd --set-default-zone=home
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=home --add-service=http
firewall-cmd --reload

5. Install PHP

sudo yum install php-fpm php-mysql

6. Autostart MySQL, NGINX and PHP on boot

sudo chkconfig --levels 235 mariadb on sudo chkconfig --levels 235 nginx on sudo chkconfig --levels 235 php-fpm on

And we are finished! Start configuring your new LEMP stack on CentOS