Ubuntu – What’s the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack

lampsoftware installation

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be tweaked, if any, etc.).

Best Answer

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tasksel
sudo tasksel install lamp-server

It will install all the basic LAMP stack for you, prompt for MySQL root password, etc.

More specifically it will install the following packages, and their dependencies.

mysql-client-core-5.1 libwrap0 apache2  
libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 tcpd  
libapache2-mod-php5 apache2.2-common  
apache2-utils php5-common  
libaprutil1-ldap libaprutil1  
php5-mysql mysql-server-core-5.1  
libdbi-perl libplrpc-perl mysql-server  
apache2.2-bin libdbd-mysql-perl  
libnet-daemon-perl libapr1  
mysql-server-5.1 libmysqlclient16  
ssl-cert apache2-mpm-prefork  
mysql-common mysql-client-5.1  

You might also want to take a peek at the Ubuntu Server Guide.

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