Web Server with Ubuntu 10.04

Install Apache2, MySQL5, PHP5 and PHPMyAdmin on Ubuntu

This is a collection of guide how to install Apache Httpd Web Server complete with latest PHP (as Apache mod), MySQL for Ubuntu. As a bonus, I even through in an additional guide to install PHPMyAdmin. Please do note that most of this guide can be found elsewhere which is listed at the bottom of the guide.

Getting Started

I’m sure everyone here is familiar on how to use Terminal which is available from:

Applications > Accessories > Terminal

Install Apache Httpd Web Server

To install Apache, type the following command into your Terminal:

> sudo apt-get install apache2

Testing Apache

Paste the following command into your Terminal

> sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

Then open http://localhost/ or from your web browser. At first run, you would probably see a directory listing or a HTML page with a text saying “It’s Work“.

To browse the file please navigate to the following folder

> cd /var/www/

Install PHP

Similar to Apache, all you need to do is type the following command in your Terminal:

> sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

After the installation is complete, do restart your Apache Http Web Server.

> sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

This allow PHP to be include as Apache mod.

Testing PHP

A simple way to test your PHP is via phpinfo() function which display all related configuration of your PHP. To do so type the following command in your Terminal.

> sudo gedit /var/www/phpinfo.php

This will open gEdit text editor which you will type in

  • <?php phpinfo(); ?>

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Open http://localhost/phpinfo.php in your web browser and you will get something like this:

You should see all of the info about your PHP installation listed on the page.

Install MySQL

Again, type the following command in your Terminal

> sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Note: As MySQL is installing, it will ask you to configure your root password. Make sure that you type it correctly, as it will only ask you once.

You might need to manually start MySQL for the first time, do so by typing this command in your Terminal.

> sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

Testing MySQL

After that is finished, you can test MySQL by running this, where 123 is your password

> mysql -uroot -p123

mysql> show databases;

mysql> quit

Install PHPMyAdmin

As usual, run the following command in terminal

> sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

This process is quite, as slow as MySQL installation and there are time you need to provide some information in order to complete the process but it quite optional. Once finish you need to create a soft link in /var/www/ to /usr/share/phpmyadmin using these command.

> sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/phpmyadmin

Now open up http://localhost/phpmyadmin your web browser.


If you find anything missing do drop a comment below. Any additional information are also welcome.


Note :

If you Can’t open PHP files in Firefox (Apache installed) – PHTML —->> You can try to reinstall libapache2-mod-php5 package again, see if it can reset the configuration of Apache.


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