Assuming you’d like to run WordPress on your very own vanilla CentOS system, open a terminal window and do the following:
yum install php-mysql mysql mysql-server /sbin/chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on /etc/init.d/mysqld start
You have to be logged on as root to do this.
The next thing you probably want to do is create a database so you can run WordPress on it. As you may know, we need phpMyAdmin to do this, so we’ll install that next:
yum install phpmyadmin
In case it doesn’t work, phpmyadmin is available from EPEL or RPM Forge – check out this article if you haven’t got it on your system.
Now we need to restart apache so it’ll know about his new companion:
service httpd restart
Excellent! We’re getting there. Now let’s create that database….
Well, I’m stuck here! I’ll let you know when I’ve figured it out. Until then, happy googling 😉