LAMP stack with apache and php on one linux server and mysql on a different linux server

pradeep asked:

I am pretty new to linux and LAMP setup. I want to setup a LAMP environment with AP on one linux server and M on a different linux server. I have a hard time finding a relevant document with such a configuration.

I have done the following steps so far:


yum install -y httpd
/sbin/service httpd restart
yum install -y php php-mysql
sed -i "s/Listen 80/#Listen 80/g" /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
yum install -y mod_ssl openssl
/sbin/service httpd restart
service iptables stop

I changed the ServerName in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf from



ServerName (ip address of server1)
/sbin/service httpd restart


yum install -y mysql-libs
yum install -y mysql
yum install -y perl-DBI
yum install -y perl-DBD-MySQL
yum install -y mysql-server
/sbin/chkconfig mysqld on
/sbin/service mysqld start
mysql -u root  -e "CREATE USER 'mysqluser' IDENTIFIED by 'password'" 
mysql -u root  -e "CREATE USER 'mysqluser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED by 'password'"
mysql -u root  -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'mysqluser'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION"
mysql -u root  -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'mysqluser'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION"
mysql -u mysqluser -p password -e "CREATE DATABASE mysqldb" 
mysql -u mysqluser -p password mysqldb < /tmp/mysqlinstaller/world.sql
service iptables stop

Then I had these post configuration steps:

On server 2, where my mysql is installed, I did the following:

bind-address = (ip of server 1 where apache/php are installed)
service mysql restart

But I am not able to establish a connection. Can you point out what I am missing and guide me please.

My answer:

You tried to bind MySQL to the wrong address.

bind-address =

This address specifies what IP address on that server which MySQL listens to and receives connections.

It should either remain unset, to listen on all interfaces, or set to the IP address of the server it’s running on.

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