How to install Nginx + PHP + MariaDB or Nginx + PHP + MySQL to build a WordPress web server environment on Centos 7?

WordPress as the most popular free CMS to build website, and WordPress is also the first option to build a website.

The Nginx + PHP + MySQL or Nginx + PHP + MariaDB is the most popular solution to build a web server environment on the Linux system.

In the following content, we will show the steps to build a WordPress web server environment on CentOS 7.

Operating environment

WordPress is based on PHP. Environment preparation: Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP or linux + apache + mysql + php

In order to avoid unnecessary trouble, first, turn off the firewall and SELinux.

1. How to install Nginx?

By default, there is no Nginx source in Centos7. You can add it by executing the command as follows. The other versions of Centos or RHEL to view the official tutorial, the link.

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo


name=nginx repo

Using yum command to install Nginx:

yum install nginx -y

2. How to install PHP and MariaDB?

Use yum Linux command to install PHP, MariaDB or MySQL.

yum install php-fpm php-mysql mariadb-server unzip

3. Modify the configuration file

Modify the following two breaks in /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf:

vi /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf

Before the change:

location / {
    root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
    index  index.html index.htm;

After the change:

    root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
    index  index.html index.htm index.php;
location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

Before the change:

#location ~ \.php$ {
#    root           html;
#    fastcgi_pass;
#    fastcgi_index  index.php;
#    fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /scripts$fastcgi_script_name;
#    include        fastcgi_params;

After the change:

location ~ \.php$ {
    fastcgi_index  index.php;
    fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $request_filename;
    include        fastcgi_params;

Modify the /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf configuration:

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

Change user = apache to user = Nginx and group = apache to group = Nginx.

4. Open the service

systemctl start nginx.service
systemctl start mariadb.service
systemctl start php-fpm.service

5. Set the Nginx/MariaDB/PHP boot from the start

systemctl enable nginx mariadb php-fpm

How install WordPress on CentOS?

1. Remove all files in /usr/share/nginx/html:

cd /usr/share/nginx/html
rm 50x.html index.html

2. Download WordPress and extract it.

yum install wget -y

3. Move the web file to the root directory and delete the unused folder:

mv wordpress/* .
rmdir wordpress

4. Permission settings

chown nginx.nginx -R .

5. Create a database WordPress:

create database wordpress;

Now, open a browser, such as Google Chrome, enter the IP of the server, follow the guidance to install WordPress.