In this tutorial we will learn, how to setup LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server. LAMP is the abbreviation of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. To setup LAMP stack, we will install Apache HTTP Server, PHP and MySQL Database Server on Linux . In our case, for Linux we will use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server.
In internet world, LAMP stack is popularly used for Web Application. Many Open source CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, MODX etc .
Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Follow the given below steps to setup the LAMP stack.
(1) Install Apache HTTP Server :
In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the apache 2.4 version has been introduced.Whereas in Ubuntu 12.04,it was shipped with Apache 2.2 version.In new Apache version 2.4 a few things are changed.
In our last post, we have already brief about installing Apache on Ubuntu 14.04
To install Apache Web Server,use given below command
sudo apt-get update apache2
(2) Install MySQL Database Server
MySQL is an Open Source RDBMS . In my last post we have already install mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04.
Here we will install MySQL Server version 5.6 . Which is currently a new stable release.
To install MySQL Server, run below given command
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6
During installation, after a few seconds it will ask you to set mysql root password.
On your terminal, you will see the screen like below given screenshot
Confirm the MySQL root password
(3) Install PHP :
In recent time, PHP is well known for server side scripting,widely use in Web Development.at the time of writing, currently PHP 5.x series is running
To get connection from PHP script to MySQL Server, we have to install the module called php5-mysql
Here we will install php and php5-mysql
sudo apt-get install php5 php5-mysql
Note: In apache 2.4 version in Ubuntu 14.04 , the default Document Directory is /var/www/html
Now create a file called test.php inside /var/www/html directory .
sudo vi /var/www/html/test.php
Now paste given below phpinfo code in test.php file . And save the file.
Open the web browser in your PC/Laptop and type IP address in URL address bar with test.php file name .
My Server ip is 192.168.56.101 hence I will write http://192.168.56.101/test.php .
Replace 192.168.56.101 with your Server IP Address.
Through phpinfo php script, you can get many useful information.
First, it confirms the PHP is installed in Server and can work with apache web server. Second, you can also know what are the PHP extension are enable or disable. And there are may other useful information you can get in phpinfo page.
Now Apache, PHP and MySQL server are installed. You can start working on LAMP stack.
To start/stop/restart the apache service
sudo service apache start
sudo service apache2 stop
sudo service apache2 restart
sudo service apache2 status
To start/stop/restart the MySQL service
sudo service mysql start
sudo service mysql stop
sudo service mysql restart
sudo service mysql status
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