Let’s assume you got a VPS or Server on Cloud installed. Here i am trying with Ubuntu 16.04 (setup on other linux distros should be similar).
Before installing remember LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
Let’s install mySQL
root@localhost:~# apt-get install mysql-server
Select NO if you don’t want to change the root password and for the reset select Y.
Let’s install PHP now
We can once again leverage the
apt system to install our components. We’re going to include some helper packages as well, so that PHP code can run under the Apache server and talk to our MySQL database:
root@localhost:~# apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-mysqlThis should install PHP without any problems. We’ll test this now
In most cases, we’ll want to modify the way that Apache serves files when a directory is requested. Currently, if a user requests a directory from the server, Apache will first look for a file called
index.html. We want to tell our web server to prefer PHP files, so we’ll make Apache look for an
index.php file first.
To do this, type this command to open the
dir.conf file in a text editor with root privileges:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf
For reading text files on ubuntu, use nano. nano is the GNU version of pico and is essentially the same program under a different name.On Debian and Ubuntu Linux systems, nano can be installed with the command:
sudo apt-get install nano
Move the PHP index file highlighted above to the first position after the
DirectoryIndex specification, like this:
ctrl+X to close the nano, select Y to save changes and then press ENTER key
Restart the Apache web server in order for our changes to be recognized. You can do this by typing this:
root@localhost:~# systemctl status apache2
Let’s test php
We will call this script
info.php. In order for Apache to find the file and serve it correctly, it must be saved to a very specific directory, which is called the “web root”.
In Ubuntu 14.04, this directory is located at
/var/www/html/. We can create the file at that location by typing:
root@localhost:~# nano /var/www/html/info.php
Ctrl+X to close and Y to save and press ENTER to close the nano
Now we can test whether our web server can correctly display content generated by a PHP script. To try this out, we just have to visit this page in our web browser. You’ll need your server’s public IP address again.
The address you want to visit will be:
You should see a PHP page, and details about your php version and other server info
Note: Make sure you remove the php file
root@localhost:~# rm /var/www/html/info.php
Now that the LAMP is installed successfully, we can install wordpress or phpmyadmin, or other software.
To install wordpress :
wget --no-check-certificate wordpress.org/latest.zip