Installing LAMP Server on Ubuntu Desktop 10.10

What is LAMP Server? LAMP server is a stack of technologies layered on top of eachother to serve not only as a development platform, but as well as a robust and stable web application hosting platform. LAMP server it self stands for: – Linux (operating system) – Apache (webserver) – MySQL (database application) – PHP (programming language) When setting it up on your own computer, in most cases you will be setting it up to work on, or develop websites/web apps offline for testing. This often helps developers speed up the process to going live with a site. It also gives them the opportunity to make crucial changes to a website offline, without potentially interfereing with you online version of the site, and possibly causing service outages. Through the Ubuntu forms and community, there is well-documented instructions on how and what packages you would and could install to get up and running with your very own LAMP server. However I tend to find that the documentation is often a bit outdated, with each seperate package you install, you could easily throw off install of the entire system. First thing we will do is open a new terminal window and type: sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ Don’t forget to put the little ^ at the end. For some strange reason you will need to do this for it to install properly. It should be mentioned that you could have added phpmyadmin after the lamp-server^ statement, but it was forgotten in this demo. to install phpmyadmin simply type: sudo apt