Re: Installing server files on the Desktop version??
Yes, just look in Synaptic Package Manager for whatever services you want to install.
There is a single command that installs Apache (web server), PHP and MySQL; it's:
sudo tasksel lamp-server
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.