Download and Install LAMP !!! much Effective Thru Terminal

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Ubuntu

This guide is divided into 3 steps: installing/tesing Apache, PHP and finally MySQL.

Lets start with Apache:
1. Open the terminal (we will be using it through most of my guide) from Applications > Accessories > Terminal
2. Install apache2 using apt-get by typing the following

sudo apt-get install apache2

Note that you should know the root password.
Now everything should be downloaded and installed automatically.
To start/stop apache2 write:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

Your www folder should be in: /var/www/

If everything is OK you should see an ordinary HTML page when you type: http://localhost in your firefox browser

Finished with Apache ? lets conquer PHP:
1. Also in terminal write:
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

or any php version you like
2. restart apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

This is it for PHP 😀
Wanna test it ? Just create an ordinary PHP page in /var/www/ and run it.
sudo gedit /var/www/test.php

and write in it: < ?php echo “Hello World”; ?>

Now run it by typing http://localhost/test.php in firefox… You should see your ” Hello World ”
66 % is over, lets continue to installing MySQL:
1. Again and again in terminal execute:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

2. (optional) If you are running a server you should probably bind your address by editing bind-address in /etc/mysql/my.cnf and replacing its value ( by your IP address

3. set your root password (although mysql should ask you about that when installing)
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@’localhost’ = PASSWORD(‘xxxxxx’);

4. Try running it
mysql -uroot -pxxx

where xxx is your password.
Note: You can install PHPMyAdmin for a graphical user interface of MySQL by executing
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin

5. restart apache for the last time
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Congratulions your LAMP system is installed and running 😀

For installing/running phpmyadmin.

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

The phpmyadmin configuration file will be installed in: /etc/phpmyadmin
Now you will have to edit the apache config file by typing
sudo vi /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

and include the following line:
Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

Restart Apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Another issue was making mysql run with php5
First install these packages:
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql mysql-client

then edit php.ini and add to it this line : ”” if it isnt already there
sudo vi /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Restart Apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

for editing text files …. see “vi” editor guide …… you can download from here,
–> click here:   vi Guide

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