5 Simple Steps to Deploy Your Own Web Server on Linux Running PHP and MySQL

There are many ways to deploy a web server on cloud, and cloud brokers like Bitnami make it easier to deploy preconfigured web servers. However, I prefer to start with a fresh Linux installation, and I would like to share my steps to configure that image into a web server. Here is a simple guide to install Apache, PHP, MySQL, and phpmyadmin on your fresh Ubuntu installation.

1 Don't forget to do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

2 Let's start with Apache Web Server:

sudo apt-get install apache2

3 Install MySQL server and client:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

4 Install PHP:

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

5 Last step: Easily manage your MySQL database through browser with phpmyadmin

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

(When asked for, don't forget to mark apache2 Web Server)

Now you have a Web server you can reach through: (if port 80 is allowed through your firewall)

http://[ip address of your server]

You can reach phpmyadmin management console through:

http://[ip address of your server]/phpmyadmin

(username will most likely be root)

Leave your comments below, and stay tuned or subscribe for another post on how to secure this simple web server.

Kerem Kayabay

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