How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu

LAMP is an open source Web development platform that uses Linux as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the relational database management system and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language.

1. Update your system

First we are making sure you are up to date by running:

~$ sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

2. Installing Apache2

Now that we have the L in place, it’s time to install the A.

~$ sudo apt-get install apache2

You can verify if that worked by entering your server’s IP into a browser, you should see something along those lines:


3. Installing MySQL

~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server

During the installation, you will be prompted to enter the MySQL root password. Make sure to write that down.

Now we are also going to secure our installation:

~$ sudo mysql_secure_installation

Enter the root password you entered before.

Now you get asked a couple of questions, answer as below:

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter your root password

Would you like to setup VALIDATE PASSWORD plugin? N

Change the password for root? [Y/n] N

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] {ENTER}

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] {ENTER}

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] {ENTER}

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] {ENTER}

That’s it. Let’s continue with PHP.

 4. Installing PHP

And last but not least, the P.

For PHP we need to install slightly more, PHP with all it’s dependencies:

~$ sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql php-curl php-gd php-intl php-pear php-imagick php-imap php-mcrypt php-memcache php-pspell php-recode php-sqlite3 php-tidy php-xmlrpc php-xsl php-mbstring php-gettext

Let’s restart apache2:

~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

5. Testing the configuration and wrapping up

To test your configuration, we first need to create the phpinfo.php file.

~$ sudo nano /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

Paste the following text into it:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Save with CTRL+O and exit with CTRL+X.

If you  now open http://YOURSERVERIP/phpinfo.php in your web browser, you should see the PHP configuration page:



DBeaver – Open source SQL Editor

DBeaver is an open source universal database tool for developers and database administrators that has a low memory footprint. It supports JDBC compliant databases such as MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Firebird, SQLite, and Sybase. Its main features include the ability to browse and edit databases, create and execute SQL scripts, export data, transaction management and ER diagrams. Additionally, DBeaver’s functionality can be extended by the use of plugins.


Main page :

You can check other alternatives as DataGrip and Navicat.

How To Install Apache2, MySQL, PHP5 on Ubuntu


Apache is the most commonly used Web server on Linux systems. To install apache, open terminal and type in this command:

sudo apt-get install apache2

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
add this at the bottom of page –>  ServerName localhost

To install MySQL, open terminal and type in this command:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql

To install PHP, open terminal and type in this command:
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt

It may also be useful to add php to the directory index, to serve the relevant php index files:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf

Change this section as like below one.
<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
You can run PHP5 scripts from command line. To run PHP5 scripts from command line you should install php5-cli package with this command: sudo apt-get install php5-cli

Restart apache so that all of the changes take effect:

sudo service apache2 restart

create a new file with this command :

sudo nano /var/www/index.php

and this lines:




save it with Ctrl + X and Y.

Then type localhost on your browser.