The term LAMP is an acronym for the name four open-source components:
- L – Linux operating system
- A – Apache, HTTP and reverse proxy server
- M – MySQL or MariaDB relational database management system
- P – PHP programming language.
This series of tutorials will walk you through the steps needed to install Apache, create an Apache virtual host, secure Apache with the free SSL certificate Let’s Encrypt, install and secure MySQL, and install PHP 7.2.
Detailed tutorials that are part of this series are listed at the end of this page.
If you want to immediately install the LAMP package and don’t want to read more detailed documentation, you can install LAMP Stack on your Ubuntu 18.04 server by following the Quick Guide article below.
Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quick Guide]
This Quick Guide will show you the basic steps needed to install the LAMP stack on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.
You must log into your Ubuntu by using a user who has sudo rights to be able to install the LAMP package. Read → How to Create a Sudo User and Sudo Group on Ubuntu .
Step 1. Install Apache
Apache is already available in the Ubuntu repository. Please update the package index and install Apache with the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2
Step 2. Install MySQL
The next step is to install the MySQL package. For this, please type the following command:
sudo apt install mysql-server
After the MySQL installation is complete, issue a command
to increase the security of the MySQL installation:
You will be asked to set a root password, delete anonymous users, restrict root user access to the local machine and delete the test database. You must answer “Y” (yes) to all questions.
If you want to install MariaDB, not MySQL, see my tutorial for instructions on how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04.
Step 3. Install PHP
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ships with the latest and greatest version of PHP 7.2. To install PHP and some of the other most common PHP modules type the following command:
sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-opcache php-cli php-gd php-curl php-mysql
After the PHP package is installed, restart Apache services by typing the command:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
And that’s a quick guide to how to install LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL. For more detailed instructions on each step, please read the following tutorial:
3. How to Configure Apache Virtual Host on Ubuntu 18.04
4. How to Secure Apache Server using Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 18.04
5. How to Install a MySQL Database on Ubuntu 18.04
6. Guide to Install PHP on Ubuntu 18.04
7. How to Install WordPress with Apache on Ubuntu 18.04
And that’s a quick guide on how to install LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on Ubuntu 18.04, hopefully, this article is useful and always follow the next Linux tutorial only at the center click. Good luck