How To Install A LAMP Server On Ubuntu

Open up a terminal session (or SSH onto the Ubuntu server) and run the following command:

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin 

This will download approximately 40MB and use 105MB of disk space. During the install you will be prompted a couple of times:

  • mysql admin password – enter a password of your choosing

  • The next screen will ask you if you would like your webserver reconfigured automatically. Select apache2 and click ok.

  • Congigure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? Select Yes

  • Enter the mysql password you entered before for the phpmyadmin mysql configuration

  • Enter a new administrator password for phpmyadmin

And voila – we done! To test that it’s worked point your browser to http://< server IP>. If everything’s worked you should have a page saying “It Works!”. To use the phpmyadmin tool to administer your site point your browser to /phpmyadmin">http://<serverIP>/phpmyadmin.

And finally the default web root is located at /var/www.


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