Setting up a Fedora 19 based PHP Development Installation

I have decided to switch from Debian/Ubuntu/Mint which has served me very well over the last few years and move towards more of a RedHat based distribution as it seems that servers these days are more commonly CentOS or RedHat based and I always like to keep my development environment as close as I can to the server environment for all kinds of reason.

Also, I have decided that I really quite like Gnome Shell and it makes sense to pick a distribution that is properly bundled with Gnome Shell rather than bolting it into a distro after installation.

1. Install Apache and PHP 5.5

You need to become root first, stay as root for the rest of the steps. ```bash su rpm -Uvh rpm -Uvh rpm -Uvh yum --enablerepo=remi install httpd php php-common yum --enablerepo=remi install php-pecl-apc php-cli php-pear php-pdo php-mysqlnd php-pgsql php-pecl-mongo php-sqlite php-pecl-memcache php-pecl-memcached php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml ```

2. Set that to start up automatically (you are going to be developing none stop right?)

service httpd start
systemctl enable httpd.service

3. Create a test PHP file to confirm thats all working

Extra bit here, install this version of Vim, its quite tasty:

curl -L -o - | sh

Now create your PHP file:

vim /var/www/html/test.php

May as well just throw a phpinfo() in there


And now check it: http://localhost/test.php

4. Finally lets get a MySQL version installed. Lets choose MariaDB

I tried Percona but it does not have a proper Fedora version. Then I discovered that Fedora have adopted MariaDB which is fine by me, lets go with the flow:

yum install mariadb mariadb-server
systemctl start mysqld.service
systemctl enable mysqld.service

And that’s it, next up is getting Java and PhpStorm installed and also phpMyAdmin

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