If you're developing websites, it's nice to be able to test your code in the privacy of your own computer rather that out in the public internet. In order to do that, you'll need to install a web server on your development computer. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, php) is one of the most common web hosting platforms, so it's a perfect environment for you to build and test your website code. If you carefully follow these step by step instructions, you'll have your own Ubuntu LAMP web server on installed, configured, and running in no time. Read more
If you've followed my posts on how to install LAMP on Ubuntu and basic Apache configuration, then you're probably interested in doing some cross browser testing of the websites you build. Felipe, one of my readers, asked a question on my Apache configuration post about accessing his local websites from a VirtualBox guest OS. Specifically, Felipe wanted to install Windows XP in a VirtualBox guest on his Linux system so that he could test his websites in Internet Explorer. Read more
Update: I've written a simpler procedure that will uninstall LAMP with a single command. I'm leaving this post here for historical reasons, but the process is much faster if you follow my newer post.
The most popular post on this blog is How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10. On that post, I've had a few comments asking how to remove the single command LAMP installation. Perhaps the something went wrong during the installation and you want to completely remove everything and start over. Or maybe you just decided you don't need it installed any more and don't want the extra files and processes cluttering up your system. For whatever reason, due to popular demand... Read more
In this first part of How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu, I'm going to show some of the things you need to do to prepare your system for the actual WordPress installation. I'll cover the steps of installing WordPress itself in Part 2.
LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, php. This is the basic web server setup you need to host a website. Even though you won't be hosting the site out to the internet, you'll need to have LAMP installed and configured to run WordPress on your computer. This tutorial assumes that you already have Ubuntu installed. Then, install LAMP on Ubuntu. Read more
Why install LAMP on your desktop computer?
Why would I want to install and set up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, php) stack on Ubuntu 9.10? It’s useful if you want to set up a private web development environment. Perhaps you want to develop your own WordPress theme. If you are developing websites and experimenting, it’s nice to do it in the privacy of your own computer, rather than out on the public internet. Read more