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Installing the LAMP Server on Ubuntu For this install we will be using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:56 PM

In this tutorial we are going to install the LAMP server on Ubuntu. I will be installing this on a fairly recent install of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

The first thing we want to do is install apache2.

Open your terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install apache2

You will probably be prompted for a password to install as root, enter it and then press "y" to proceed with the install. After everything installs, the following commands will give you the ability to start and stop apache2.

 sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

 sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

Once installed point your browser to http://localhost - there you should see a message claiming it worked.

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The directory you will be working out of is /var/www/

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That's it time to install PHP.

Open your terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Once the process completes, restart apache by typing into the terminal:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

To test our install of php open up gedit or your favorite text editor and create a file called test.php

make sure you save it in the /var/www/ directory, open your browser and type http://localhost/test.php to ensure the phpinfo file we created appears and our install was successful.

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*** When doing this step, my permissions weren't enabled to write/delete files because I wasn't logged in as root. So lets do a change ownership of the directory. There are lots of ways to do this step, but for now just type into your terminal.
sudo chown nykc /var/www/

be sure to change the [username] with your username...

Ok we are now 2/3 of the way there, all that is left is MySQL.

To install MySQL:

Open up the terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

you will be advised to create a root password for MySQL - go ahead and create that and continue with the install.

MySQL should now be installed.

Open up the terminal and type the following:
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin

this will install a program called phpMyAdmin which is a nice graphical tool used to edit your database. Make sure you select apache2 when prompted then continue with the install.

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Now to get php working with myqsl type the following into the terminal.
gksudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

find the following commented line in the document.

remove the ";" so the line now reads

now let's restart apache2 again...
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

open up your terminal type:
mysql -uname -p

replace -uname with your -u username enter your newly created password and you are ready to configure.

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