How To Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) On Ubuntu

By : PHPErrorCode October 1, 2017 1203 Views php,ubuntu

A LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic web application and are the fundamentals of a LAMP web server. Because the platform has four layers, LAMP is sometimes referred to as a LAMP stack. Stacks can be built on different operating systems. The LAMP bundle can be combined with many other free and open-source software packages. The site data is stored in a MySQL database, and dynamic content is processed by PHP.

Before You Begin:

(1) To do Open Terminal use this shortcut key

Ctrl + Alt + t

(2)Update your system:

sudo apt-get update

Step 1: Install Apache

Apache2 is available within Ubuntu 16.04 is default software repositories, so we will install it using conventional package management tools. Alternatively, you can open a terminal and type the following command

sudo apt-get install apache2

We are using a sudo command, these operations get executed with root privileges.

using below command you can do check that installed Apache or not.

You will see the default Ubuntu 16.04 Apache web page.

Install Apache in ubuntu

If the page is open according to the above image, then your web server is now correctly installed and accessible through your firewall.

Step 2: Install CURL

in this method use to the curl utility to contact. Run the following set of commands to install curl on Ubuntu 16.04 in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install curl

Once installed CURL, we can check curl version using the command given below.

curl --version

Step 3: Install MySQL

you can installed MySQL by using the apt package manager, MySQL is an open source database management system. First make sure your packages list are up to date. you can open a terminal and run the following apt command.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Enter time 'y' when prompted with whether or not you want to install the new package.

Once installed MySQL, we can check MySQL using the URL given below.

Step 4: Install PHP

Install PHP using the command given below.

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-mysql

This should install PHP without any error. We'll test this in a moment.

you will be changing open file first priority index.html to index.php

To do this, using the command given below to open the dir.conf file in a text editor with root privileges:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf

It will look like this:

<IfModule mod_dir.c>
        DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi index.php index.xhtml index.htm


<IfModule mod_dir.c>
        DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.cgi index.xhtml index.htm

After this, we need to restart the Apache

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 5: Install PHP Modules

To enhance the functionality of PHP, we can optionally install many additional modules.

you can look at the long description of the package by typing:- apt-cache show package_name

all supported PHP development packages

sudo apt-get install php-all-dev

CURL module for PHP (default)

sudo apt-get install php-curl

server side, HTML embedded scripting language (CGI binary) (default)

sudo apt-get install php-cgi

command-line interpreter for the PHP scripting language (default)

sudo apt-get install php-cli

Common files for PHP packages

sudo apt-get install php-common

GD module for PHP (default)

sudo apt-get install php-gd

Files for PHP module development (default)s

sudo apt-get install php-dev

GMP module for PHP (default)

sudo apt-get install php-gmp

Step 6: Test PHP and get details about your PHP installation

Go to this directory /var/www/html and Create info.php file thene add code below


below URL, run info.php file in a browser