How To Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install LAMP stack on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, LAMP represents a full featured stack containing the most popular web server known as Apache, the most popular database server MySQL and the most popular open-source web programming language known as PHP. All components are free and open-source software, and the combination is suitable for building dynamic web pages.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation LAMP (Linux Apache, MySQL and PHP) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver server.

Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver.

We will be installing Apache with apt-get, which is the default package manager for ubuntu:

After installing Apache2, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Apache2 service to always start up with the server boots:

Check Apache version:

You can verify that Apache is really running by opening your favorite web browser and entering the URL http://your-server’s-address, if it is installed, then you will see this:

Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Step 3. Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver.

Now that we have our web server up and running, it is time to install MariaDB. MariaDB is a database management system. Basically, it will organize and provide access to databases where our site can store information:

After installing MariaDB, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable MariaDB service to always start up when the server boots:

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

Configure it like this:

To log into MariaDB, use the following command (note that it’s the same command you would use to log into a MySQL database):

Step 4. Installing PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

At the the time of this writing, PHP7.2 is the latest stable version of PHP and has a minor performance edge over PHP7.0. Enter the following command to install PHP7.2:

Run the commands below to install PHP 7.2 FPM and related modules:

After install PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Apache2 to reload PHP configurations:

To test PHP, create a test file named info.php with he content below. Save the file, then browse to it to see if PHP is working:

In this file, paste the following code:

Try to access it at http://your_server_ip/info.php . If the PHP info page is rendered in your browser then everything looks good and you are ready to proceed further.

Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed LAMP stack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing LAMP (Linux Apache, MySQL and PHP) in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache, MySQL and PHP web site.

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