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Al Coleman
May 6th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Hello everyone,

I'd like to start using Ubuntu as an alternative to XP on an older Viao laptop I have. I use Fedora at work so am not a complete newbie but I have one concern.

I currently have a LAMP program on my XP machione that allows me to run PHP websites and MySQL databases for local development.

Would I be able to do this using Ubuntu?

Thank you

indytim
May 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Most assuredly you can. I'm currently running a LAMP server on all 4 of my installed Linux operating systems. For an easy approach to installing LAMP you might want to check out my very brief tutorial on my website at:
http://www.boomerclan.info/techpaperslx.html.

Good Luck,

IndyTim

Stochastic
May 6th, 2009, 01:49 PM
I currently have a LAMP program on my XP machione that allows me to run PHP websites and MySQL databases for local development.

Would I be able to do this using Ubuntu?

I mean no offense, I just find this mildly amusing.

LAMP means:
L - Linux
A - Apache
M - MySQL
P - PHP

It's interesting that they've managed to squeeze Linux into a program for XP ;)

But in all seriousness, yes, Ubuntu is wonderful for running a LAMP stack. Infact the Server Edition of Ubuntu comes with the LAMP stack already installed: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/serveredition

Hope that helps!

B4RR13N705
May 6th, 2009, 06:05 PM
LAMP is actually on Synaptic, if not wrong.
Also, if you want to develop web sites, i recommend you strongly to use "Joomla", over LAMP.

indytim
May 6th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Also, if you want to develop web sites, i recommend you strongly to use "Joomla", over LAMP.

Joomla is a CMS package that needs MySQL, PHP and a web server to run. You need all of the above (which is what LAMP is) in order to run a Joomla site.

IndyTim

s.fox
May 6th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Hi,

I recently installed LAMP on Ubuntu for web deveopment purposes. I can assure you it works perfectly.


-Ash R

P.S.

Joomla is a good CMS that requires all the elements that LAMP installs. I would only use Joomla if a clients needs were suited to it, otherwise I would stick with doing the coding for yourself.

How did the discussion move onto Joomla? It started as a confirmation that LAMP works on Ubuntu. I think the thread is in danger of going off topic :D

Yoghurt_LX
May 7th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I mean no offense, I just find this mildly amusing.

LAMP means:
L - Linux
A - Apache
M - MySQL
P - PHP

It's interesting that they've managed to squeeze Linux into a program for XP ;)


It is really amazing
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

sandwormblues
December 2nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
Right now on Ubuntu i've got Virtualbox running several different debian LAMP instances. each vbox guest is running joomla with joomlapack and has its own seperate hostname and sql database. this way i don't need to install apache or sql on my wireless-enabled laptop.

Scott L
December 2nd, 2009, 07:57 PM
Warning: Obligatory Drupal plug!

You can always use Drupal (http://drupal.org/) instead of Joomla also.