Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 11.10 (LAMP)
Author: Falko Timme , Christian Schmalfeld <c [dot] schmalfeld [at] projekfarm [dot] de>
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Last edited 10/17/2011
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 11.10 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
1 Preliminary Note
In this tutorial I use the hostname server1.example.com with the IP address 192.168.0.23. These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.
I'm running all the steps in this tutorial with root privileges, so make sure you're logged in as root:
2 Installing MySQL 5
First we install MySQL 5 like this:
apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
You will be asked to provide a password for the MySQL root user - this password is valid for the user root@localhost as well as firstname.lastname@example.org, so we don't have to specify a MySQL root password manually later on:
New password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Repeat password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
3 Installing Apache2
Apache2 is available as an Ubuntu package, therefore we can install it like this:
apt-get install apache2
Now direct your browser to http://192.168.0.23, and you should see the Apache2 placeholder page (It works!):
Apache's default document root is /var/www on Ubuntu, and the configuration file is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. Additional configurations are stored in subdirectories of the /etc/apache2 directory such as /etc/apache2/mods-enabled (for Apache modules), /etc/apache2/sites-enabled (for virtual hosts), and /etc/apache2/conf.d.
4 Installing PHP5
We can install PHP5 and the Apache PHP5 module as follows:
apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5
We must restart Apache afterwards: