In the last article, I showed you how to install PHP or XAMPP in Windows operating systems. And it was super easy. In this article, I’ll show you how to install PHP (LAMP) in Linux operating system. It’s really very simple to create PHP environment in Linux. So let’s get started.
What is LAMP?
LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It’s really very simple to install PHP, a web server, a database system and PHP in a Linux box with LAMP. So let’s see how we can install it.
How to install LAMP in Linux?
You can tasksel to install LAMP. Tasksel is a package that provides many packages built in. So we’ll first install tasksel and then run it to install LAMP.
For the purpose of this article, I’m using Ubuntu. So all commands will work if you’re using any Debian based Linux. But, if you’re using Fedora or any RPM based Linux, simply use your distribution package manager to install the package. For example, if you’re using Fedora, you can use dnf package manager followed by the package name.
For Debian based Linux –
sudo apt install tasksel
For Fedora Linux –
sudo dnf install tasksel
When the installation is done, simply run the tasksel with sudo.
And the installation will start.
That’s it! You’re done. You’ve successfully installed Apache, MySQL, and PHP in your Linux distribution. You can confirm the installation by going to localhost in the browser.
If you see the above page, then you’ve installed LAMP and the server is up and running.
Creating PHP environment is the first step into web development in PHP. You can now install your favorite code editors and start coding in PHP.