How To Install LAMP On Ubuntu 20.04

The LAMP is stands for Linux, Apache, Mysql, and PHP. It is an open source platform and works on the Linux operating system. It uses Apache web server, MySQL relational database management system, and PHP object-oriented scripting language.

In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to install Lamp on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

How To Install LAMP On Ubuntu 20.04

Just use the following steps to install lamp on ubuntu 20.04:

  • Step 1 – Update System Dependencies
  • Step 2 – Install The Apache On Ubuntu
  • Step 3 – Install MySQL on Ubuntu
  • Step 4 – Install PHP 7.2 On Ubuntu
  • Step 5 – Test Installation

Step 1 – Update System Dependencies

First of all, open terminal and execute the following command into it to update the apt package:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2 – Install The Apache On Ubuntu

Then execute the following command on terminal to install apache on ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Once the apache installation is done, execute the following command on terminal to check the Apache service status:

sudo systemctl status apache2
                                    Output

apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
  Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d
           `-apache2-systemd.conf
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2018-12-31 05:18:45 PDT; 2min 30s ago
 Main PID: 3143 (apache2)
    Tasks: 55 (limit: 2321)
   CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service
           |-3143 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           |-3144 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           `-3145 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

Manage the Apache services using these below commands :

To start Apache

sudo systemctl start apache2

To Stop Apache

 sudo systemctl stop apache2 

Restart Apache

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Disable Apache

sudo systemctl disable apache2

Step 3 – Install MySQL on Ubuntu

Now, execute the following command on terminal to install MySQL server into your ubuntu server:

sudo apt install mysql-server

Secure MySQL Server Installation

Default MySQL is insecure , we need to secure the database server.

After installation is complete, the mysql_secure_installation utility runs. 
Run the below command and answer the few questions based on your environment requirements.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Step 4 – Install PHP 7.2 On Ubuntu

Then execute the following command on terminal to install PHP 7.2 version on ubuntu server:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties -y 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Install PHP with Exetension

sudo apt-get install php7.2

sudo apt-get install php7.2-<extension-name>

See example below

sudo apt-get install php7.2-fpm  php7.2-curl php7.2-mysql \  php7.2-xml php7.2-zip php7.2-gd

Step 5 – Test Installation

Test your server by executing the following command:

php -v

Finally, we need to restart the Apache Web Server :

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Conclusion

In this tutorial, i have shown how to install LAMP on Ubuntu 20.04.

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