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Tutorial Installing apache2 with php5 and mysql support on ubuntu 12.10 (lamp)

Discussion started by Draft, Mar 24, 2013.

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    LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 12.10 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 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:
    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 root@server1.example.com, so we don't have to specify a MySQL root password manually later on:
    3 Installing Apache2
    Apache2 is available as an Ubuntu package, therefore we can install it like this:
    Now direct your browser to , 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:
    We must restart Apache afterwards:
    5 Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation
    The document root of the default web site is /var/www. We will now create a small PHP file (info.php) in that directory and call it in a browser. The file will display lots of useful details about our PHP installation, such as the installed PHP version.
    Now we call that file in a browser (e.g. ):

    As you see, PHP5 is working, and it's working through the Apache 2.0 Handler, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that are already enabled in PHP5. MySQL is not listed there which means we don't have MySQL support in PHP5 yet.

    6 Getting MySQL Support In PHP5
    To get MySQL support in PHP, we can install the php5-mysql package. It's a good idea to install some other PHP5 modules as well as you might need them for your applications. You can search for available PHP5 modules like this:
    Pick the ones you need and install them like this:
    Now restart Apache2:
    Xcache is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC. It is strongly recommended to have one of these installed to speed up your PHP page.
    Xcache can be installed as follows:
    Now restart Apache:
    Now reload in your browser and scroll down to the modules section again. You should now find lots of new modules there, including the MySQL module:

    7 phpMyAdmin
    is a web interface through which you can manage your MySQL databases. It's a good idea to install it:
    You will see the following questions:
    Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- apache2
    Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? <-- No
    Afterwards, you can access phpMyAdmin under :

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  2. thanks sa tutorial. .
  3. .. sorry to bump old threads. but there's a more easier and faster way on installing LAMPP,.. you can use XAMPP... just download it from their website, then extract it to /opt and your done, you can start all, start a seperate add on, or stop it also...
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  4. Approve kasi nagamit ko na ang XAMPP pati narin EasyPHP pwede din poh yun.. Kaso Windows ako eh di ko pa natry sa Linux
  5. XAMPP can be run on 3 platforms: windows, linux and mac.. that's the purpose of "X" on the name.. i've run XAMPP under my linux VPS.. so as to less the time in setting up a webserver.. and also to minimize the space in installing numerous packages.
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