Installing LAMP On Ubuntu
In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.
To start off we will install Apache.
- Open up the Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). (Ctrl+T also works)
Copy/Paste the following line of code into Terminal and then press enter:
sudo apt-get install apache2
The Terminal will then ask you for you’re password, type it and then press enter.
To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Apache to ensure it is working properly.
- Open up any web browser and then enter the following into the web address:
if this page opens it means apache is installed and working properly
In this part we will install PHP
Step 1. Again open up the Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). Step 2. Copy/Paste the following line into Terminal and press enter:
sudo apt-get install php
sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-mysql
Step 3. In order for PHP to work and be compatible with Apache we must restart it. Type the following code in Terminal to do this:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Test PHP — To ensure there are no issues with PHP let’s give it a quick test run.
Step 1. In the terminal copy/paste the following line: updated
sudo gedit /var/www/html/testphp.php
This will open up a file called phptest.php.
Step 2. Copy/Paste this line into the phptest file:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Step 3. Save and close the file.
Step 4. Now open you’re web browser and type the following into the web address:
The page should look like this:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
you will see this
enter password here
enter the same password here.
Install php myadmin
(this is required to handle database in mysql)
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
You can now access the web interface by visiting your server’s domain name or public IP address followed by
when you will open http://localhost/phpmyadmin you will see this page
you can login here with username root and password that you have given for mysql that is in the first time during mysql installation.
you can see that there is user accounts tab after databases ,SQL,status and a new option in the left side bar that means you can handle that database with admin rights
but when you will login with username phpmyadmin and password that you have given during phpmyadmin installation you will not find the new and user accounts .