Step By Step Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) LAMP Server Setup
Ubuntu LAMP server Install the following Versions
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)
First you need to download server version of Ubuntu version from here after that create a CD and start booting with the CD Once it starts booting you should see the following screen in this you need to select your language and press enter
Now you need to select “Install Ubuntu Server” and press enter
Select your language and press enter
Select your location and press enter
If you want to try to have your keyboard layout detected by pressing a series of keys you need to select yes option.If you want to choose from a list click no
Select Origin of keyboard and press enter
Select keyboard layout and press enter
Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM Drivers in progress
Loading additional components in progress
Detecting Network hardware in progress
Configures the network with DHCP if there is a DHCP server in your network
Enter your server Hostname
Starting up the partitioner in progress
You have to partition your hard disk in this example i have selected use entire disk option.If you want to do manually you can choose manual option and press enter.Make sure you have swap partition in place
Warning message about data lost on your hard disk
Write the changes to disk here you need to select yes and press enter
Creating ext4 file system in progress
Installing base system in progress
You need enter the Full name of the user you want to create for your server in this example i have created ruchi user select continue and press enter
Enter your user account name here
Entered the password for ruchi user select continue and press enter
Confirm password for ruchi user
If you choose weak password this will prompt similar to the following screen
If you want to configure encrypted private directory select yes and press enter
Configuring the package manager select continue and press enter
Configuring package mirror this will be related to your country option
Select how do you want to configure automatic update press enter
Now it will start Installing software and here you need to select the server options here i have selected as LAMP for our LAMP server installation.If you want to select each package separately select "Manual package selection" option
At the time of software installation it will prompt for mysql server root password enter root password of your choice and select continue
Confirm mysql server root password and select continue
Software installation is in progress
Installing GRUB Boot loader in progress
Finishing installation in Progress
Installation complete message here you need to remove your CD select continue and press enter it will reboot your server
After rebooting your server it will prompt for username and password once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen
This will complete the Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) LAMP Server Installation and your server is ready for installing applications which supports apache,mysql and php.
One more new feature i really like was after logging in it shows you system stats like CPU,Memory,Disk,Swap,No.of processes,No.of users logged in and no.of security updates available
Configuring Static ip address in Ubuntu server
If you want to install vim editor use the following command
sudo apt-get install vim-full
Ubuntu installer has configured our system to get its network settings via DHCP, Now we will change that to a static IP address for this you need to edit
Edit /etc/network/interfaces and enter your ip address details (in this example setup I will use the IP address 172.19.0.10):
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
and enter the following save the file and exit (In vi, ESC, then ZZ to save and exit)
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
Now you need to restart your network services using the following command
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
You need to setup manually DNS servers in resolv.conf file when you are not using DHCP.
sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf
You need to add look something like this
Another way for lazy people (I am): make a small installation (no server) and do:
apt-get install phpmyadmin mysql-server
It will install all required packages for phpmyadmin, including apache, php (and required libs), mysql-client, …
‘LAMP server’ seems to be already a standard, but I want to note that there are alternatives to Apache which should also be considered. As an example, the Cherokee web server is also a very powerful and solid package, easier to manage and expand than apache..
Easiest and complete LAMPP is by using XAMPP from Apache Frineds. Visit the site below to find all the details and how to get a site created in less than 5 minutes.
XAMPP is so easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. Just download, extract and start.
The simple tar extraction will install the following:
MySQL, PHP & PEAR, Perl, ProFTPD, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSL, GD, Freetype2, libjpeg, libpng, gdbm, zlib, expat, Sablotron, libxml, Ming, Webalizer, pdf class, ncurses, mod_perl, FreeTDS, gettext, mcrypt, mhash, eAccelerator, SQLite and IMAP C-Client.
nice work. i jizzed.
I have a Ubuntu 10.04.3(Lynx Lucid) desktop version laptop and I want to make it a web server. Can you pls describe me how to make it a server without changing desktop operation.
Thanking you in anticipation.