Apache MySQL PHP on Slackware

LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql Php) configuration with Slackware64 13.37. With full Slackware install, required software should be all installed, so it's just a matter of configuring and activating them.

If they are not installed, run below commands: slackpkg install httpd slackpkg install mysql


Apache (httpd) is the web server software. It's configuration files are in /etc/httpd/. Edit the main configuration file, httpd.conf vim /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

After editing the file, check its syntax apachectl -t

With no error, it returns "Syntax OK".

To start the httpd server and to be sure it starts each time at boot, make the /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd file as executable and start it with the following commands: chmod 0744 /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd start

The server started message should be displayed.

Open a web browser and point it at "http://localhost/". It should say "It Works!"

Apache2 and PHP

Open /etc/httpd/httpd.conf and look for the following section: DirectoryIndex index.html

Change it to something like this: DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index

Next uncomment tne following line to enable/include mod_php.conf: Include /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf

Save the file.

Open /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf and add the following in the file: AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .php4 .php5

Save the file and restart the httpd server. /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd restart

To test that php is functioning correctly, create index.php with the following line in it: cd /srv/httpd/htdocs cat > index.php <?php phpinfo(); ?> ^D

Open up a web browser and point it to "http://localhost/index.php" It should display detailed information from phpinfo().

Once confirmed, it's a good idea to delete phpinfo() from the file for security reasons.


There are a few different configuration files for MySQL in /etc/

  • /etc/my-huge.cnf
  • /etc/my-medium.cnf
  • /etc/my-small.cnf

For my environment, my-small.cnf is good enough, so copy it to /etc/my.cnf cp /etc/my-small.cnf /etc/my.cnf

Execute the following commands in this order: chmod 0755 /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld mysql_install_db --user=mysql chown -R mysql:mysql /var/lib/mysql /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start mysql_secure_installation

That's all!

Information in this page is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. It is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.


  1. RkaneKnight

    This works great if you have done the full install of Slackware 14. After installing httpd I found that I lacked 2 dependencies; Cyrus-sasl and SQLite. I’m not planning to use either of these but a simple slackpkg install “” corrected my problem. Someday I’ll take the time to compile it all manually again to keep it small and clean. Hopefully this helps someone else. ūüôā

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