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How to Install a LAMP Stack on a Ubuntu Machine

This article will help you go through the steps on how to install a LAMP stack on your Ubuntu machine.

About LAMP Stack

LAMP Stack is a combination of open-source software that allows dynamic websites and web servers to function accordingly. LAMP is an acronym that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. As developers, Linux is already installed since our virtual private server runs on Ubuntu. The below steps outline how to install the rest of the LAMP Stack in few easy steps.

Installing LAMP Stack

Step 1: Launch Alibaba Cloud ECS instance for Linux machine

Alibaba Cloud ECS provides optimum support several instances. You can easily launch Alibaba Cloud ECS on your Linux machine. Follow the steps below to execute this application:

  1. Login to your Alibaba Cloud ECS Management Console, where you will be redirected to the main dashboard.
  2. Click Elastic Compute Service under the Products & Services section. This will take you to the ECS overview dashboard. Upon reaching that page click Instances on the sidebar to navigate to the Instances menu.
  3. Create an instance. Thereafter, you can select a preferred payment mode that suits your requirements. You can choose from two packages: Starter Package or Advanced Purchase. Make the appropriate selection for your data center region and Availability Zone to launch your ECS instance. If you are unsure of your Availability Zone, but you specify your data center region, then the instance will be placed in the default zone.
  4. You will now have to select Generation under the Choose Instance Type section. Every generation type offers unique configuration and computing power. Select a Network Type from the options of Classic Network or VPC based on your requirements. Then, select a Network Billing type.
  5. This will take you to the next page where you will have to opt for Ubuntu or any other Linux server by clicking one of the server thumbnails provided. Also, under the thumbnail, select a version for the server from the drop-down menu and pick the desired storage type from the various options.
  6. You will next come to an option to set up your server’s security by setting a password. However, you may choose to complete this task later on your console.
  7. Review the details of your purchase configuration, and make changes if needed. Click Activate to confirm and launch your server.
  8. You will see your instances in the Instances section. Click Manage to manage the ECS instance.
  9. Navigate to Security Groups from the left panel and select Configure Rules.
  10. Check whether the instance is already set to allow inbound traffic from Port 80. If not, select Add Security Group Rules to create a new rule.
  11. Enter the details as shown in the image below. Click OK to continue.

For details and further operation of installing Apache Server, MySQL, PHP, please go to How to Install LAMP Stack.

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