Install and Configure Apache,MySQL and PHP on LINUX

Posted: December 23, 2010 in PHP
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This page contains instrucions on how to install php5,MySql and apache2 on ubuntu platform

In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.

Install Apache

    To start the procedure, we will install Apache. 

    1. Open up the Terminal ( Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

    2. Copy/Paste the following line of code into Terminal and then press enter:

    sudo apt-get install apache2

    3. The Terminal will then ask you for you’re password, type it and then press enter.

Testing Apache

    To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Apache to ensure it is working properly.
    1. Open up any web browser and then enter the following into the web address:

    You should see a folder entitled apache2-default/
    . Open it and you will see a message saying “It works!” , congrats to you!

Install PHP

    In this part we will install PHP 5. 

    Step 1. Again open up the Terminal ( Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

    Step 2. Copy/Paste the following line into Terminal and press enter:
    sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

    Step 3. In order for PHP to work and be compatible with Apache we must restart it. Type the following code in Terminal to do this:
    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Test PHP

    To ensure there are no issues with PHP let’s give it a quick test run. 

    Step 1. In the terminal copy/paste the following line:
    sudo gedit /var/www/testphp.php
    This will open up a file called testphp.php
    Step 2. Copy/Paste this line into the phptest file:
    <?php phpinfo(); ?>

    Step 3. Save and close the file.

    Step 4. Now open you’re web browser and type the following into the web address:
    The page should look like this:

    testing php

    Congrats you have now installed both Apache and PHP!

Install MySQL

    To finish this guide up we will install MySQL. (Note – Out of Apache and PHP, MySQL is the most difficult to set up. I will provide some great resources for anyone having trouble at the end of this guide.) 

    Step 1. Once again open up the amazing Terminal and then copy/paste this line: sudo apt-get install mysql-server

    Step 2 (optional). In order for other computers on your network to view the server you have created, you must first edit the “Bind Address”.
    Begin by opening up Terminal to edit the my.cnf file

    gksudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
    Change the line bind-address =
    And change the to your IP address.

    Step 3. This is where things may start to get tricky. Begin by typing the following into Terminal: mysql -u root
    Following that copy/paste this line: mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@’localhost’ = PASSWORD(‘yourpassword’);
    (Make sure to change yourpassword
    to a password of your choice.)

    Step 4. We are now going to install a program called phpMyAdmin which is an easy tool to edit your databases.
    Copy/paste the following line into Terminal: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin

    After that is installed our next task is to get PHP to work with MySQL.
    To do this we will need to open a file entitled gksudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
    Now we are going to have to uncomment the following line by taking out the semicolon (;).
    Change this line: ;
    To look like this:
    Now just restart Apache and you are all set! sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

    Quick note to anyone who encountered problems with setting up the MySQL password, please refer to this page:MysqlPasswordReset

  1. shazan says:

    hey machan this is cool

  2. Chathura Kazilla says:

    but i prefer using LAMPP
    go to the XAMPP site to get LAMPP… 🙂

  3. Ya machan, i have used LAMP, but thought this way is much speeder than XAMPP or LAMP. …Anyway thnx macho…:))

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