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LAMP on Steroids

Setup your server quickly with LAMP on Steroids. This repository is dedicated to CentOS 7/8 system. Main goal is to setup working LAMP server with latest versions of available tools. Secondary goal is to keep your server secure and up to date.

How to use?

Make sure that you have Ansible installed. Minimal version required for the included roles and playbooks is 2.0.

First create your Inventory file. You can work entirely in this repository. Name your Inventory file hosts (this file is in .gitignore) and setup all required connections there.

Example Inventory file:

[example-host]   ansible_ssh_user=vagrant    ansible_ssh_private_key_file="~/.ssh/id_rsa"

Next setup your playbook. The easiest way is to copy playbooks/example-playbook.yml file and comment out the roles you don't need. All .yml files are ignored in playbooks directory.

Optionally you can add variable files that will override defaults in roles. All .yml files in vars directory are in .gitignore

Run following command to execute this playbook:

ansible-playbook -i hosts playbooks/YOUR_PLAYBOOK_FILE.yml

Some tasks are marked with healthcheck tag. They will do some basic checks to see if system is up and running. All tasks should be green. If there are tasks marked as changed, something is not OK.

ansible-playbook -i hosts playbooks/YOUR_PLAYBOOK_FILE.yml --tags="healthcheck" 

Please take a look at vars/example-vars.yml file and make sure that you override default developer account password and path to your public key. Public key is required for logging in via SSH with RSA keys. Logging with password will be turned off. Password is required for sudo, if you will set centos_groups_wheel_password_required to yes (this is default value). Once sudo with password will be available, you must execute playbooks with -K argument and pass sudo password:

ansible-playbook -i hosts playbooks/YOUR_PLAYBOOK_FILE.yml -K

Included roles

dnf - Handles package management, security features and package installation optimisations.

users - Handle users/groups management and enables sudo.

ssh - SSHD hardening.

ntp - Takes care of system timezone and NTP server. It uses Chrony for using NTP.

openssl - Compile OpenSSL from source (1.1.1i)

git - Compile and install Git from source (2.30.1)

nginx - Compile, install and configure nginx from source (1.19.6)

php - Compile, install and configure PHP and tools (8.0.2)

firewalld - Setup firewalld as base firewall

mysql - Install and configure MySQL community server (8.0.23). Create databases and users. Install MySQLTuner and setup backups.

awscli - Install and configure AWS CLI command line tool (2.1.25)

redis - Install and configure Redis with TLS support (6.0.10)

nodejs - Install Node.js and NPM (15.9.0)

centos - Takes care of system settings. Set up firewall based on iptables. Disable Transparent Huge Pages. You can setup logrotate scripts with this role as well.

httpd - Compile and configure Apache httpd from source with OpenSSL (2.4.33)

datadog - Install and configure DataDog agent with multiple integrations.

mongodb - Install and configure MongoDB (3.4.7) with authentication

letsencrypt - Install Certbot and obtain certificates from Let's Encrypt


You can find changelog on our GitHub Wiki page.