Sever setup of apache vhots, php with different versions, varnish, redis, proFTPD, Webmin, OpenVPN on CentOS 7

Install CentOS 7 and login in via putty.

Change Password

Check for new updates

Update your server

Install commonly used programs

Install the EPEL repository

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Install Development Tools

Command to list groups


Install PHP

Install PHP-FPM and dependancies from base repo

Install PHP FPM 5.6

Include remi repo to get PHP FPM 5.6

install it using RPM command

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After you have compiled run the command to install php fpm 5.6

At this point you have successfully installed ImageMagick package on your system. Now are are going to install ImageMagick php extension, So that we can use it through php code.

If you get this error Message: session_start(): open(/var/lib/php/session/sess_m4qebv1i35l7biibc2hslthk26, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13)

Run the following command

Reload Apache

Restart Apache

Check if Imagick was installed ok


Install Apache

Allow Apache Through the Firewall
Allow the default HTTP and HTTPS port, ports 80 and 443, through firewalld:

install Apache devel

start Apache

Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and add the following at end
IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf

Also add index.php in the block

Create folders in apache

Create a dummy vhost for all not configured properties in “/var/www/vhosts/”


How to create a vhost for new property

Create a new site in “/etc/httpd/sites-available” with name “01-xyz-abc.conf”

Place the virtual host code

Create a file in /etc/php-fpm.d/01-xyz-abc.conf and place this content

Once you have create a vhost config, now you need to enable it

Add new user to to new vhost entry

Change ownership of vhost

Change Permissions of vhost

Now you need to restart apache

Restart the php fpm

install MariaDB

Add the follwing files

Save the file and install MariaDB

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create myslq temp folder in /dev/shm everytime after restarting server.

MySql config file path /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf

Change the password and reset the settings after installation

Create new user privilidges


Install Redis

Start Redis

To automatically start Redis on boot

Verify that Redis is running with redis-cli


Install ProFTPD

Import the EPEL GPG-key:

update the packages

We will install ProFTPD and OpenSSL

We need to start the service and enable it to start at boot automatically.


Check ProFTPD version


Edit /etc/proftpd.conf file and modify
Search for AuthOrder and replace with:

Create a folder in etc

get user id and group id for below command.

Create ftp users

Restart ProFTPD

Install php 7

Create a file in “/etc/opt/remi/php71/php-fpm.d/01-xyz-abc.conf” and place same code from above /etc/php-fpm.d/01-xyz-abc.conf

Also please make sure to change below line in  “/etc/opt/remi/php71/php-fpm.d/01-xyz-abc.conf”


Also change the existing /opt/remi/php56/root/etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf file and change


create a folder for sessions

Restart Apache

Restart php fpm


Install webmin

change webmin port

Configure PHP Settings



Install phpMyAdmin

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Correct ownership


Follow the guide to install phpmyadmin

Reboot the server

Install OpenVPN Access

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bind to all ports on digital ocean otherwise admin wont open

login to admin panel and change its ports if hosting provider is blocking vpn


Daily Basic Command

backup command

Rsync command

Rsync to another server.