View Full Version : Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (LAMP)

suspect x
May 10th, 2012, 08:52 PM
First Login as root

sudo su
Installing MySQL 5

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
You will be asked to provide a password for the MySQL root user - this password is valid for the user root@localhost as well as root@server1.example.com, so we don't have to specify a MySQL root password manually later on:

New password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Repeat password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Installing Apache2

apt-get install apache2
Now direct your browser to, and you should see the Apache2 placeholder page (It works!):
Installing PHP5

apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5
We must restart Apache afterwards:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation

vi /var/www/info.php

Now we call that file in a browser (e.g.
As you see, PHP5 is working, and it's working through the Apache 2.0 Handler, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that are already enabled in PHP5. MySQL is not listed there which means we don't have MySQL support in PHP5 yet.
Getting MySQL Support In PHP5
To get MySQL support in PHP, we can install the php5-mysql package. It's a good idea to install some other PHP5 modules as well as you might need them for your applications. You can search for available PHP5 modules like this:

apt-cache search php5
Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

apt-get install php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-ming php5-ps php5-pspell php5-recode php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl
Now restart Apache2:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Now reload in your browser and scroll down to the modules section again. You should now find lots of new modules there, including the MySQL module:

apt-get install phpmyadmin
you will see the following questions:

Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- apache2
Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? <-- No

Afterwards, you can access phpMyAdmin under

July 12th, 2012, 02:01 PM
I messed up with the last part of installation.

After installing
phpmyadmin, in the following step

Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- apache2

I didn't enter apache2 rather just pressed 'enter' key.
now, I'm not able to work with phpmyadmin.
localhost is working.
but i cant follow "localhost/phpmyadmin"
error 404
Please Help!

suspect x
July 16th, 2012, 10:05 PM
try to reinstall phpMyAdmin

apt-get install phpmyadmin

February 2nd, 2013, 08:28 PM
Try this:
sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf

Apparently, this serves to "symlink the phpMyAdmin conf file within the apache2/conf.d/" courtesy of pete fisher: http://blog.peterfisher.me.uk/2012/06/27/solution-to-phpmyadmin-throwing-a-404-error/