Install LAMP stack on Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04

Open terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type the following commands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server php7.2 libapache2-mod-php libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-mysql php7.2-curl php7.2-json php7.2-cgi php7.2-gd git htop curl htpdate php7.2-mbstring

For 20.04 use the following command

sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server php7.4 libapache2-mod-php libapache2-mod-php7.4 php7.4-mysql php7.4-curl php7.4-json php7.4-cgi php7.4-gd git htop curl htpdate php7.4-mbstring

The above command will install all the necessary packages

Goto any web browser and open “http://localhost”.You will see the default Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04 Apache web page

sudo a2enmod userdir deflate expires

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php7.2.conf

For Ubuntu 20.04 us the following command

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php7.4.conf

comment these lines to enable php in userdir

To save and exit the nano text editor. hit ctrl+o,then hit enter, then hit ctrl+x to exit

Create the web directory

mkdir ~/public_html

Restart Apache server for the new configuration to take affect.

service apache2 restart

Now goto the browser and open http://localhost/~YourUserName

In this case the username is bkm

You’ll see the following page

Set MySQL Password

sudo mysql

mysql> ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'password';

MySQL password is set to ‘password’

mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

mysql> exit

Try logging in the terminal. Enter the following command

mysql -u root -p

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