Easy steps to install LAMP Server with phpmyadmin

First, let me introduce LAMP Server to you. LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySql PERL/PHP. So, keep it in your mind that for installing the LAMP server, you must have Linux distribution such as Ubuntu and Debian in your pc. You also get these flavours in XAMPP (Linux version), what I showed already in my blog. But LAMP server will give you more efficiency and flexibility. I will guide you installing LAMP Server on Ubuntu  in command line..

Well, before installing, type following command in terminal for necessary packages . .

sudo apt-get update

Now, first step is to install PHP 5 with Apache web server

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Once installing is finished, please restart  Apache server

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Apache configuration file is located  at /etc/apache2 /apache2.conf and web folder is /var/www. To make sure that PHP is installed and running properly. type following line..

sudo echo '<?php phpinfo(); ?>' >  /var/www/test.php

Then, open a browser and type http://localhost/test.php or http://IP_address/test.php and it will show you configuration and default setting.

Second step is to install MySql Databse server.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client php5-mysql

After finishing the installation, it will prompt for password.  You can change it’s password later on.

Third step is to install phpmyadmin. Basically , phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

After finishing the installation, it will again prompt password two times.  first one is for accessing Mysql and second one is  for accessing phpMyadmin. phpMyadmin configuration file is located at /etc/phpmyadmin. Another thing is that to install phpMyadmin  properly under apache server, you have to include following line to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

then include following line..

Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

Finally, save and close it and restart the apache server again. Point your browser to : http://localhost/phpmyadmin or http://IP_adress/phpmyadin. DONE…Your LAMP Server is ready for cooking web application..


Eftakhairul Islam

Hi, I'm Eftakhairul Islam, a passionate Software Engineer, Hacker and Open Source Enthusiast. I enjoy writing about technical things, work in a couple of startup as a technical advisor and in my spare time, I contribute a lot of open source projects.


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