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How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 for a Joomla Website

In this article, you will find some useful information for the LAMP installation on Ubuntu 16.04 in preparation for a Joomla Website.

This step-by-step guide will walk you through setting up and deploying a Joomla! website on an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance with Ubuntu 16.04.

Installing Joomla on Ubuntu 16.04 ECS instance

To install Joomla on our server, we need to first install a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack.

1. Connect to Your server

2. Install Apache

3. Install MySQL

4. Install PHP

5. Confirm LAMP Installation

To confirm LAMP stack has been installed on your Ubuntu 16.04 server, follow the procedures below.

Open the web browser and navigate to your server's IP address. You'll see the Apache2 Ubuntu Default page.

Note: To check your servers public IP address, check your ECS Instance dashboard. You'll see both private and public IP addresses; use the public IP address to access your website. If you don't see the public IP address consider setting up an Elastic IP address.

In order to confirm PHP installation on your server, remove the default page and replace it with the PHP code below. To do this use commands below.

rm /var/www/html/index.html

Replace with a new file:

touch /var/www/html/index.php
nano /var/www/html/index.php

Enter a sample PHP code below:


To check your page, navigate to your web browser and enter the public IP address. You should see information about PHP installation if the LAMP stack is correctly installed on your server.

Now remove the index.php file using commands below:

rm /var/www//html/index.php 

6. Install and Configure Joomla! on ECS

Above are the steps for installing Joomla, for details, you can go to How to Deploy and Host a Joomla Website on Alibaba Cloud ECS.

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