As a magento programmer, we can’t work if we don’t learn a little bit server knowledge about server installation and configuration. At least install LAMP on Ubuntu. It ‘s very basic but this blog post with hope will help you save a little time in your server installation on Ubuntu 14.04 and make everything clean and clear what easy to develop and maintain.


So if you own a Ubuntu server and want to run only one magento site, this is the first step for you to build a magento optimized server.

Let ‘s start with Mysql Server installation

1. Installing MySQL 5

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

You will be asked to provide a password for the MySQL root user – this password is valid for the user root@localhost as well as, so we don’t have to specify a MySQL root password manually later on:New password for the MySQL “root” user: <– yourrootsqlpassword


2. Installing Apache2

Apache2 is installed by default in ubuntu14.04, If not installed then install it. Apache2 is available as an Ubuntu package, therefore we can install it like this:

apt-get install apache2

Now access http://localhost and see if you get the “It works!” page of apache like this

it works

Apache’s default document root is /var/www/html on Ubuntu, and the configuration file is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

3. Installing PHP5

We can install PHP5 and the Apache PHP5 module as follows:

apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

We must restart Apache afterwards:

service apache2 restart

4. Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation

The document root of the default web site is /var/www/html. We will now create a small PHP file (info.php) in that directory and call it in a browser. The file will display lots of useful details about our PHP installation, such as the installed PHP version.

vi /var/www/html/info.php






As you see, PHP5 is working, and it’s working through the Apache 2.0 Handler, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that arealready enabled in PHP5. MySQL is not listed there which means we don’t have MySQL support in PHP5 yet.

5. Getting MySQL Support In PHP5

To get MySQL support in PHP, we can install the php5-mysql package. It’s a good idea to install some other PHP5 modules as well asyou might need them for your applications. You can search for available PHP5 modules like this:

apt-cache search php5

Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

apt-get install php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-ming php5-ps php5-pspell php5-recode php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl

Now restart Apache2:

service apache2 restart

Xcache is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It’s similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC. It is strongly recommended to have one of these installed to speed up your PHP page.

Xcache can be installed as follows:

apt-get install php5-xcache[/code

Now restart Apache:

service apache2 restart

6. Install and configure phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a web interface through which you can manage your MySQL databases. It's a good idea to install it:

apt-get install phpmyadmin

You will see the following questions:

Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- apache2
Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? <-- No

Now access http://localhost/phpmyadmin to see the magic.

We are done and ready to go with a LAMP server.

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5 thoughts on “Install LAMP(Linux, Apache2, Mysql, PHP5) on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

    1. Your problem happen because the phpmyadmin source didn’t add his configuration file to apache. Let ‘s do these steps to make it work

      (A) Add the following line to the end of configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf:

      Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

      (B) Restart Apache by commanding:

      sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

      Good luck!

  1. Thanks for the very detail article. Sorry if I talk somethings doesn’t relate to this article here. But I don’t know my OS is 64 or 32 bit. How I can know that in Ubuntu? My Ubuntu version is 14.04.

  2. Thanks for very detail and easy tutorial. Can you tell me more on CentOS instead of Ubuntu like your article?

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