Installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

This guide will cover how to install a LAMP ( Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP ) stack on your Ubuntu machines.

Most of this guide is taken from the following two tutorials –

  • Installing LAMP stack (Except it installs MariaDB in place of MySQL)
  • Installing and configuring MySQL on Ubuntu (Perfect guide for installing MySQL)

Acknowledgments out of the way, lets get started.

  1. Installing MySQL –

    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install mysql-server (This installs the server)
    • mysql_secure_installation (Sets up the server)
    • Set up a root password and enter Y for every option.
    • systemctl start mysql (Starts the server)
    • systemctl enable mysql (Starts the server automatically after every boot-up)
    • sudo /usr/bin/mysql -u root -p (Starts the mysql shell)
  2. Installing Apache web server –

    • sudo apt install -y apache2 apache2-utils
    • sudo systemctl enable apache2
    • Type localhost in your browser to open the default page for Ubuntu apache.
    • For the final step, use the following command to set www-data (Apache user) as the owner of document root –
      • sudo chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html/ -R
  3. Installing Apache 7.2 –

    • sudo apt install php7.2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-mysql php-common php7.2-cli php7.2-common php7.2-json php7.2-opcache php7.2-readline
    • sudo apt-install php7.2-fpm
    • sudo a2enmod proxy_fcgi setenvif
    • sudo a2enconf php7.2-fpm
    • sudo systemctl restart apache2

Finally, I suggest you to install phpMyAdmin to easily handle databases using GUI instead of CLI. For this, just follow this guide and you are done!

Thanks for reading folks, hopefully I will migrate my wordpress blog to my own server soon. Update Well I migrated to github pages from wordpress, certainly an update. It provides free hosting, I might write a guide on this soon.