LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) Configuration in Debian
Posted by admin on November 13 2006 19:31:21
What is LAMP?
The acronym LAMP refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or servers
Linux, the operating system;
Apache, the Web server;
MySQL, the database management system (or database server)
Perl, PHP, and/or Python, scripting languages
If you want to install Debian Linux click here to follow the instructions
Installing Apache2 in Debian
By Default apache2 package you will be given the package apache2-mpm-worker, other packages are available:
The worker MPM provides a threaded implementation for Apache2. It is considerably faster than the traditional model, and is the recommended MPM.
This Multi-Processing Module (MPM) implements a non-threaded, pre-forking web server that handles requests in a manner similar to Apache 1.3. It is appropriate for sites that need to avoid threading for compatibility with non-thread-safe libraries.
#apt-get instal install apache2
#apt-get install apache2-mpm-prefork
That's it basic apache2 installation finished.If you want to test your installation go to your browser and type the following
This should display welcome message then your installation is correct.
Default document root directory for apache2 is /var/www
If you want to change the default document root directory in apache2 you have to modify /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file.Edit this file and change the path to where ever you want to change.
Installing Mysql Server in debian
To Install MySQL server enter the following command
#apt-get install mysql-server4.1 mysql-client4.1 php4-mysql
Make sure you have all the following lines need to uncomment somewhere in your apache2.conf (or in your conf.d/php.ini) file
so this become
If you want to install a web interface for your Mysql server enter the following command
#apt-get install phpmyadmin
After installation finished if you want to access the web interface type the following in you web browser and enter. When it prompts for username and password enter the database root as username and enter the password (By default there is no password for database root user)
Installing PHP Support For Apache2
If you want to add support of php and cgi scripts install the following packages
# apt-get install libapache2-mod-php4 php4-cli php4-common php4-cgi
Make sure you have all the following lines need to uncomment somewhere in your apache2.conf (or in your conf.d/php.ini) file:
LoadModule php4_module modules/libphp4.so
# Cause the PHP interpreter to handle files with a .php extension.
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
If you want to allow the different index files types check for the following line in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file
DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi index.pl index.php index.xhtml index.shtml
Restart the apache server
Installing ASP Support For Apache in Debian
If you want to install ASP support for your apache server you need to install libapache-asp-perl package in Debian
perl Apache::ASP - Active Server Pages for Apache with mod_perl
This perl module provides an Active Server Pages port to the Apache Web Server with perl as the host scripting language. Active Server Pages is a web application platform that originated with the Microsoft NT/IIS server. Under Apache for Unix and Win32 platforms it allows a developer to create dynamic web applications with session management and embedded perl code.
This is a portable solution, similar to ActiveState's PerlScript for NT/IIS ASP. Work has been done and will continue to make ports to and from this implementation as smooth as possible.
#apt-get install libapache-asp-perl