Okay, so I want to test some radically new ideas out with PHP/MySQL, and I want to use my Ubuntu box to host this nonsense/bad programming... but I don't even know which packages to install. I've only ever run an Apache/PHP setup with Windows. Help/direction please? Thanks much for tolerance!
If you have a gui use Synaptic to install LAMP. Go to System-->Administration-->Synaptic Package Manager-->Edit--.Select Packages by Task and select lamp, or, at the command prompt type: