Website Deployment|How to Install LAMP Stack & Manage Traffic on Multiple Servers

How to Install LAMP Stack

LAMP Stack is a combination of the open-source software, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, which allows dynamic websites and web servers to function.

In this tutorial, we will install a LAMP stack on a virtual private server on Alibaba Cloud. LAMP includes Linux, but we won't be learning how to install Linux because a version of it, specifically Ubuntu, is preinstalled on our server on Alibaba Cloud. So, in this tutorial, we will be focusing on how to install the rest of the LAMP stack in a few easy steps.

The only prerequisite is that you should have, or apply for, an Alibaba Cloud account.

Installing LAMP Stack
Step 1: Launch an Alibaba Cloud ECS Server
Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) is a virtual cloud server product that offers excellent elasticity and computer performance. You can easily launch an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance installed with Linux, or in our case, Ubuntu. Follow the steps below to execute this application:

1. Login to the 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: Quick launch or Custom Launch. 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 another 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.

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Manage Traffic on Multiple Servers with Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer

Effectively handling the traffic and data transmission loads of a multiple cloud server setup can be a complex process. However, it's completely necessary, as business-critical applications require a highly available solution to manage a heavy workload. Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer (SLB) simplifies the distribution of workload across servers, network links, and other resources to minimize latency and prevent possible overload. With SLB, you can balance multiple cloud servers or scale your application to optimize your resource utilization on the cloud.

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can set up and configure Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer to distribute loads across multiple cloud servers to effectively manage these loads.

As a prerequisite to this tutorial, you need to have multiple Alibaba Cloud servers, specifically Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances running already. Naturally, you will also need to have these ECS instances configured to host web pages.

Step 1: Purchasing a Server Load Balancer Instance
1. Log in to the Alibaba Cloud Console.

2. Under the Products and Services section, select Server Load Balancer.

3. Select the same region where you previously launched your Alibaba Cloud ECS instances, and check for any existing Server Load Balancer in this region. If you need to create an SLB instance, select Create Instance on the top-left corner of the page.

4. Choose your preferred selection for Region, Primary Zone, Backup Zone (if applicable), Instance Type, Public Bandwidth, and Quantity. Then, select Buy Now to confirm the order.

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