Category Archives: CentOS

Edit Grub timeout setting

When you have multiple operating system on your computer, you should use an boot loader (OS-Selecctor) to switch between your different OS while booting up your system. There are several different boot loaders available now a days, but the most common one in Linux world perhaps is GRUB.

While using a boot loader (in this case, GRUB), you may want to change the default amount of timout before the boot loader choose the default selection. So i’m going to tutor how to change this setting.

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Setup MySQL Server on CentOS or RHEL

One of the most common databases is MySQL and the best medium for this database type is Linux. To setup this database, you should follow the following steps in order to install it easily and securely.

These steps contains:

1. Installing MySQL server daemon
2. Installing MySQL module for PHP
3. Starting MySQL daemon
4. Follow security wizard
5. Set MySQL daemon to run at boot

These 5 steps are the most basic things you should do before using your server for business.

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Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS/RHEL

In this tutorial, like other tutorials, I assume that you have the root access to the server. I also assume that you have already installed Apache on your OS. (See installing Apache instructions here)

Notice: If you don’t have former PHP version on your server, just skip this first step and move on to the next step named “Preparing to Install PHP 5.3“.

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