In this tutorial, we will explain How to install LLMP Stack on CentOS

LLMP Stack is a popular open source web platform commonly used to run dynamic web sites and servers. It includes Linux, Lighttpd, MySQL, and PHP/Python/Perl and is considered by many the platform of choice for development and deployment of high-performance web applications which require a solid and reliable foundation.


You will need:

  • A VPS running CentOS

Step 1 – Install Lighttpd

Lighttpd is an open-source web server more optimized for speed-critical environments than common products while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible. It is designed and optimized for high-performance environments.

Install Epel before Lighttpd:

yum install epel-release -y

Now you can install Lighttpd by following this command:

yum install lighttpd -y

After, you need to start and enable the apache:

systemctl start lighttpd

systemctl enable lighttpd

Now you need to enable HTTP and HTTPS traffic on the firewall:

firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-service=http

firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-service=https

firewall-cmd –reload

If the firewall is not installed in your system use these command to install and start it:

yum install firewalld

systemctl start firewalld

Step 2 – Install MariaDB

Now you need to install MariaDB. We will need MariaDB to store information of the website.

To install it, run this command:

yum install mariadb-server mariadb

After, you need to start and enable it:

systemctl start mariadb

systemctl enable mariadb.service

Now its time to secure the installation.


You will be asked for a password, so just hit Enter.

After, you will be asked a series of questions.

  • Set root password? [Y/n]

Type y if you want to set.

  • Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]

Type y if you want to remove.

  • Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]

Type y if you want to disallow.

  • Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]

Type y to remove.

  • Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]

Type y to reload privileges.

Step 3 – Install PHP

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited. To install PHP and MySQL extension you need to run the following command:

yum install php php-mysql php-fpm lighttpd-fastcgi

Now open www.conf :

nano /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

And add lines below:

user = lighttpd

group = lighttpd

Start PHP-FPM and enable it:

systemctl start php-fpm.service

systemctl enable php-fpm.service

Now open php.ini

nano /etc/php.ini

And add this line:


Save it. And open modules.conf

nano /etc/lighttpd/modules.conf

Add this line:

include “conf.d/fastcgi.conf”

Now open the last file :

nano etc/lighttpd/conf.d/fastcgi.conf

Add these lines:

fastcgi.server += ( “.php” =>


               “host” => “”,

               “port” => “9000”,

               “broken-scriptfilename” => “enable”



Save it and restart lighttpd to take effects:

systemctl restart lighttpd

Step 4 – Test PHP

You need to test PHP if is working. You can do it by running the following command:

echo “<?php phpinfo();” > /var/www/lighttpd/phpinfo.php

Now go to your browser and open this url http://youripaddress/phpinfo.php to see PHP configuration information.

You have successfully installed LLMP Stack in CentOS.