Step By Step Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) LAMP Server Setup

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In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications. Instead, you get increased security, reduced time-to-install, and reduced risk of misconfiguration, all of which results in a lower cost of ownership.Currently this installation provide PostgreSQL database, Mail Server, Open SSH Server,Samba File Server, Print Server, Tomcat Java Server,Virtual Machine Host,Manual Package selection,LAMP and DNS options for pre-configured installations, easing the deployment of common server configurations.

Ubuntu LAMP server Install the following Versions

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)
Apache 2.2.22
Mysql 5.5.22
PHP 5.3.10

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


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 ubuntugeek user select continue and press enter

Enter your user account name here

Entered the password for ubuntu user select continue and press enter

Confirm password for ubuntu user


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 openssh server and 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 12.04 (Precise) LAMP Server Installation and your server is ready for installing applications which supports apache,mysql and php.

Configuring Static ip address in Ubuntu server

If you want to install vim editor use the following command

sudo apt-get install vim

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

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

auto eth0
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


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13 Responses

  1. Syafiq ?omo???? says:

    just adding small note:

    ‘sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart’ also can be write as ‘sudo service networking restart’

  2. JohnP says:

    Editing /etc/resolve.conf is deprecated and will be automatically overwritten at the next startup.

    The easiest way to setup DNS and domain search is in the /etc/network/interfaces file now so that resolveconf (a new tool) can handle it.

  3. Kevin says:

    Following the steps above and other posts I’ve found I continue to get issues when installing the GRUB loader. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    Ubuntu Server 12.04 64 bit

  4. Tapan Upadhyay says:

    Thanks you very much for providing such details in details 😉 it really helped me a lot as i was installing server first time in my life time.

    Thanks Again


  5. Todd says:

    Why do you need to change from a dhcp to a static ip address.
    I have three other computers hooked up to the same router that this new ubuntu server is attached to… what static ip address do i pick…..does it matter. When the server boots it tells me my ip address is Can I still have this new ubuntu server hooked to my router or do i have to configure my home network differently. My internet provider is brighthouse cable and it is not a static ip address from them….how does this effect my network using a static ip address on this new ubuntu server. I just need a “do this” and it will work explaination.

  6. Matt Evans says:

    Kyle, the simplest explanation is that when you are setting up a server for whatever: Web server, email server, file server, FTP, DNS, DHCP, etc, you want to make sure you can hit that server at the same IP address every time. You are not garunteed the same IP address if it assigned via DHCP, unless you’re using DHCP with MAC reservation. Setting up your PCs with DHCP is fine since they’re clients on your network and it doesn’t really matter what their IP address is. If this server is going to be exposed to the outside world, then you’ll probably want to use some type of dynamic dns service – like . That way, no matter if your ISP changes your IP address, you can hit your server via its DNS name.

  7. naeem says:

    I have installed and now i am stuck on authentication, I entered user name and password and now its showing mypc@MIS-IRD:^$ I am newbie so kindly tell me how to login to my server desktop?

  8. WSiaB says:

    There is no desktop on a server – you are looking for the desktop Ubuntu version. If you want to escape the terminal (command prompt) you should read this:

  9. Gerard says:

    hi im totally 0% about ubuntu.. but im trying my best to learn it.. my question is.. after i succesfuly install the software.. what is my next step after this? “ubuntu@ubuntuserver:~$” please help… what should i key in?

  10. Dougal says:

    Same as Gerard, got it installed. What now? Picked server tpy openssh perhaps I should have gone for LAMP? How do I change? Reinstall?

  11. Ripso says:

    Hi, you say:

    sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf
    You need to add look something like this

    Does this mean to add a psuedo domain name like rather than an existing one and then an internal ip address?

  12. rafiq says:

    any server u r installation

  13. mualla says:

    I would like to use this system for official library
    Thanking You

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