How to Install Serendipity blog on CentOS 5.5

Serendipity is a PHP blog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. It is very simple application and very easy to install. In this post, i will guide you on how to install the serendipity on CentOS 5.5 with apache, mysql and php installed.

Steps :
1. Download the package.

[root@server www]# pwd
[root@server www]# wget

2. Extract the tar file

[root@server www]# tar xzvf serendipity-1.5.5.tar.gz

3. Create the database as below

mysql> CREATE DATABASE serdb;
mysql> CREATE USER 'seruser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'serpassword';
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON serdb.* to seruser@localhost ;
mysql> SHOW GRANTS FOR 'seruser'@'localhost';

Database type : MySQL
Database host : localhost
Database user : seruser
Database password : serpassword
Database name : serdb

4. Run the installation wizard as below.


5. Proceed to the installation wizard until below page.